Police have issued an urgent request after six people died on the streets of New South Wales in a horrifying 12 hours.
Superintendent Robert Toynton, a Highway & Patrol Patrol commander with NSW Police, was speaking after four road accidents that killed six people.
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At 11.45pm on Friday, a 25-year-old woman and a 38-year-old were killed on Sydney’s Anzac Bridge.
In another incident, a 54-year-old motorcyclist died when his bike left the Princes Highway and crashed south of Moruya overnight.
A 70-year-old woman was killed and her passenger injured in a two-vehicle crash in Goulburn on Friday at 6pm.
Another driver, meanwhile, died after his van crashed on Saturday March 3.
And on Friday, a 17-year-old was killed when a car crashed into pedestrians in Carlingford, Sydney.
Superintendent Toynton has called the deaths “tragic” and “preventable”.
“We’re really asking the community to help us,” he said.
“Because everything in the last 12 hours that we’ve just talked about is what I would probably call avoidable traffic trauma.
“Do families have to go through this? They don’t. So it’s avoidable.”
He said the death was heartbreaking for the families of the six victims so close to Christmas.
“Six people lost their lives. Six families are mourning the loss of family members today,” he said.
“And a few weeks before Christmas, we know that this year there will be six people who are not at the family Christmas tables eating with their families.
“Six families are going through a complete grieving process this morning and it is absolutely tragic for them.”
Superintendent Toynton said NSW Police are appealing to drivers to be patient on the roads.
“There are a number of things that NSW Police are asking members of the NSW community to do to try and avoid this type of traffic trauma,” he said.
“We are coming into a very busy time of the year. People driving around just have to be patient. We haven’t had or are heading into what we would call normal Christmas holiday season for a few years.
“So the message from NSW Police is: please be patient. Make sure you’re not speeding. Make sure you don’t drive to the Christmas party or at a friend’s house when you’re out drinking.
“And if you want to use illegal drugs, don’t get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, we see a lot of that. We keep saying the message, but we need the community to help us.”
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