Motorists urged to take extra care on wet roads after three killed this weekend

Police are urging motorists to take care on NSW roads with wet weather expected to continue, after three people died in separate crashes during the weekend.

Following a wet weekend across the state, there is a wet-weather forecast in the coming days which may increase the danger on NSW roads.

At about 2am on Saturday, December 2, a woman died after the car she was driving and another car crashed head-on, on the Pacific Highway, Cams Wharf.

The driver of the second car was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

At about 2.30pm on Saturday, December 2, a man died after the B-double truck he was driving left the roadway on the Newell Highway, Tooraweenah, and drove down an embankment.

At about 2.30pm on Sunday, December 3, a woman died after the car she was in left the roadway on Gundagai Road, Eurongilly, and hit a tree.

The driver was taken to hospital with critical injuries.

Investigations into each of the crashes are continuing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

With rain continuing to fall in many parts of NSW, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command is urging motorists to take extra care.

“Road users should drive, ride, cycle, and walk to the conditions, which in many parts of NSW is currently experiencing significant rain and wind conditions.

“The best tip I can offer is for people to slow down. When you slow down it increases your braking distance and time to react to dangers on the road.

“In areas where there is serious rainfall, we urge drivers to pull over where safe to do so and wait for the weather to pass before continuing their journey.

“In heavy weather, visibility can be poor, so it is important for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists to wear bright and reflective clothing.

“Do not cross flooded waters under any circumstances, it’s not worth the risk.

“We have already lost 351 lives this year. Drivers need to consider whether it is necessary to drive during extreme weather events, and if it is necessary, slow down and take extra care,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

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