Two people dead, two gravely injured after three separate weekend car crashes in NT
Two people survived a collision with a road train near Hayes Creek, south of Darwin on Saturday morning.
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Two people are dead and two people have been gravely injured from three separate weekend car crashes in the Northern Territory.
A 36-year-old man died and three others were injured after the car they were in collided with livestock on the Barkly Highway near Tennant Creek about Two:30am on Saturday morning.
The driver, a 68-year-old man, was taken to Alice Springs Hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where he is undergoing surgery.
Two other women in the car, aged forty seven and 40, were taken by road to Tennant Creek, and then onto Alice Springs Hospital.
Police believe the man who died was related to one of the women.
Pair cut from car after road train collision
In a separate accident on Saturday morning, a road train collided with a car on the Stuart Highway near Hayes Creek, one hundred fifty kilometres south of Darwin.
A man and a woman were trapped inwards the car and needed to be cut from the vehicle.
“The female has violated gams, a violated pelvis and a possible violated shoulder,” Superintendent Brendan Muldoon from NT Police said.
The man had lower back agony.
Superintendent Muldoon said the vehicle which crashed was overtaking a four-wheel drive towing a caravan, which was in turn overtaking the road train, with all three vehicles were travelling in a row.
He said the vehicle was allegedly overtaking on an unbroken white line on a right mitt arch when it clipped the caravan and slipped under the road train.
After the influence the car’s engine was flung into nearby grass and embarked a fire.
He said police received several calls alerting them to the incident, including from the driver of the road train.
The Stuart Highway is now cleared and traffic is flowing normally.
Sisters involved in ‘tragic’ fatal accident
Meantime in an incident on Friday, a 17-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on a private property in Epenarra, two hundred ten kilometres south-east of Tennant Creek.
“An 18-year-old woman was washing her car on her property. After washing her car, she’s gotten back in and embarked it up, the car has then lunged forward into a house,” Superintendent Muldoon said.
“Sitting on the verandah of that porch was her 17-year-old sister who was holding a five-month-old baby.
“The 17-year-old woman died instantly at the scene and the baby survived without any injuries.
“[It was a ] tragic accident in that community.”