The scene on the M1 near Newcastle where two people were killed. Picture by Peter Lorimer
The scene on the M1 near Newcastle where two people were killed. Picture by Peter Lorimer

Woman, boy killed after being hit by truck on highway

A woman and young boy have been killed after being hit by a truck near Newcastle.

Paramedics were called to the M1 at Cameron Park about 5.30pm on Sunday after reports of a serious crash.

The tragedy capped a horror weekend on NSW roads with nine people losing their lives.

The two victims - a 28-year-old woman and an eight-year-old boy - were pedestrians, according to a NSW Ambulance spokesma

Police said the pair, who were known to each other but not related, was hit by a truck.

According to the Newcastle Herald, a Toyota Tarago was seen parked on the shoulder of the road with its sliding doors open.

It is understood the woman and boy were walking on the road when they were struck. Picture: Peter Lorimer.
It is understood the woman and boy were walking on the road when they were struck. Picture: Peter Lorimer.

The driver of the truck, a 57-year-old man, was treated for shock and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Specialist officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and are investigating the incident.

The M1 was closed for four hours while investigations took place and has now been re-opened to traffic.

Then about 6pm yesterday two more people died after a ute rolled on the Cobb Highway near Pretty Pine.

The male driver and male passenger died at the scene. There were no other passengers in the utility and no other vehicles were involved. Police remain on scene and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

It continued what was a horror run on NSW roads this weekend, including the death of a 64-year-old man who crashed his motorbike while riding in the Tweed region.

 

TWEED MOTORCYLE FATAL

 

Police said the motorcyclis failed to negotiate a bend and left the roadway, falling down an embankment.

Friends who were riding with the man stopped to help him, along with other motorists, however the man died at the scene.

Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command will prepare a report for the Coroner.

 

BERRIMA FATAL

In a anorther incident early on Sunday morning, an overturned car was found on the NSW Southern Highlands.

A passer-by discovered the car, which contained the body of a 30-year-old man, on the side of the old Hume Highway at Berrima about 7am.

A crime scene was established and a report will be prepared for the coroner. Three people also died on NSW roads on Saturday.

 

GERRINGONG FATAL

A woman has died after being struck by a car at Gerringong on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to Fern Street about 11.15am after reports a woman was hit by a Hyundai 4WD.

The vehicle was then involved in a crash with a Mitsubishi Lancer.

Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene; however, she died en-route to hospital. Her age is not yet known.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended and commenced inquiries into the crash.

The two drivers weren't injured but have been taken to Shellharbour Hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

 

TUNCURRY FATAL

A woman died in a crash on the north coast on Saturday.

The 85-year-old was driving a Holden Barina on South Street, Tuncurry, when it left the road crashed into a tree in the front yard of a private premises.

The woman died en route to Manning Base Hospital.

Police from Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command are conducting inquiries into the crash and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.



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