NSW Christmas road toll sees ten lives lost in eleven days

THE number of people killed on NSW roads over the Christmas period stands at ten following the death of a nine-year-old girl in the Hunter region yesterday.

The accident occurred at Bucketty, north of Newcastle. The girl sustained head injuries and died at the scene. An 11-year-old girl also sustained head injuries and is in hospital in a stable condition. 

A 13-year-old girl and a 76-year-old woman suffered minor injuries. 

The 44-year-old female driver was not injured, but taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Today is day 11 of police operation Safe Arrival, during which there have been 1463 serious car crashes with 435 people injured.

Police have issued 9303 speeding infringements and have conducted 437,548 breath tests, charging 677 people with drink driving offences. 

The operation commenced at 12.01am on Friday, December 20 and will conclude at 11.59pm on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

The overall road toll for 2013 stands at 339, compared with 367 at 30 December 2012.
 


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