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‘A vision I won’t forget’: Top cop laments worst road carnage he’s seen

Macquarie National News

Victoria’s top traffic cop has described the carnage on the roads at the weekend as the worst he’s seen since taking on the job.

Eight people died in a horror 24 hours on the state’s roads.

There were single fatalities in Preston, Dixons Creek, Heathcote Junction and Bright.

Meanwhile, at Navarre in the state’s west, four women on their way home from a line dancing event were killed when their car collided with a vehicle that appeared to have gone through a stop sign.

The scene clearly affected the state’s top road cop Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer

“A vision that I won’t forget, is that the driver was holding the hand of her front seat passenger as she passed,” he said.

He says it’s the worst 24 hours of carnage on the roads he’s seen since taking on the job, prompting him to again plead with motorists to take care.


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