Nine-month-old baby among victims


A girl and a man fleeing the police are among the dead on the Australian roads so far this extended Easter weekend.

The nine-month-old baby died at the hospital due to injuries sustained when her car rolled 15 kilometers from Collie, southwest of Western Australia, on Saturday morning.

Two adults in the car suffered minor injuries.

She was the second person killed in less than 24 hours on WA roads, with a 26-year-old man dying on Friday night when his car crashed into a tree.

Victoria recorded her third death on the road when a man who fled police during a traffic stop was hit by a car on Friday night.

The 29-year-old man died at the hospital on Saturday and the incident is being investigated for homicide and large collision squads and by command of professional standards.

In Tasmania, an 18-year-old boy died at the scene when his passenger car collided with a power pole near Birralee, northwest of Launceston.

The 27-year-old driver was taken to the hospital in a stable condition, suffering life-threatening head injuries.

A woman died when her car passed on the Yorke peninsula in South Australia on Saturday morning.

In NSW, two elderly men died in separate accidents.

A 71-year-old man died when his car crashed into a tree on Saturday and a 92-year-old man died in a car accident on Friday.


South Australia – 3

Victoria -3

New South Wales – 2

Western Australia – 2

Queensland – 1

Tasmania – 1


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