Two children aged 10 and 12 watch with horror as their mother, 45, is killed in a head-on collision with a truck
- Mother of two, 45, killed in a horror head-on crash with a B-double in regional SA
- Son 12 and daughter, 10, were injured in a crash in the Riverland region in South Australia
- Fatality brings the road toll to 28 this year compared to 17 this time in 2018
- Second heavy crash within a radius of 50 km on the Sturt Highway within a few hours
Two children survived a terrible crash that killed their mother.
Emergency services were called at the intersection of Sturt and Old Sturt Highways in the Riverland region of South Australia shortly before 7.30 am on Tuesday evening after a B-Double truck and car collided.
The driver of the car, a 45-year-old woman from the region, died on the spot, despite desperate attempts by paramedics to revive her.
Two children survived a horror crash between their mother's car and a B-Double in the Riverland region of South Australia. Unfortunately their mother could not be revived
Her two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Berri Hospital for treatment.
The truck driver was not injured.
The intersection at Barmera was closed most of the night, while Major Crash investigators visited the scene before the roads opened again early Wednesday morning.
The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of the Sturt and Old Sturt Highways (photo)
The tragedy took place on a dangerous stretch of road, according to a local resident who commented on the South Australia Police Facebook page.
& # 39; I know exactly where it is and I have a few & # 39; near misses & # 39; seen, & # 39; the woman remarked.
The death of the woman brings the road toll from South Australia to 28 this year, compared to 17 at the same time in 2018.
The tragedy ended a horror day on the Sturt Highway in the region after a previous two car accident near the South Australian / Victorian border closed the road for three hours.
Both drivers were seriously injured in the crash at Yamba on Tuesday morning at 53 kilometers from Tuesday night's death toll.
It was one of two serious crashes to close the Sturt Highway on Tuesday within a few hours
The driver of a white Hilux-ute, a 37-year-old man from Northfield and the driver of a black Subaru, a 48-year-old woman from Mildura, was taken to the local hospital before being taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital by airlift.
It is believed that both are in serious but stable conditions.
In addition to the emergencies, the SA Ambulance Service Internet network was unavailable for most of the day, affecting non-critical electronic communications.
"I think it is very important to state that our triple zero-core treatment and dispatch of ambulances was not affected at all, so there were no public safety issues today," chief executive David Place told ABC.
The road toll of the state until 28 this year, compared to 17 at the same time in 2018