• Jason Regan

Mayhem on Regional Roads: Double Fatality 1 of 3 incidents

The carnage on SA regional roads has continued with three separate incidents reported, including an incident at Angaston which has seen two people lose their lives.

At about 4.45 pm on Tuesday police and emergency services were called to Trig Point Hill Road at Angaston, after a ute crashed and rolled onto its roof.

The driver, a 41-year-old Parafield Gardens man and his passenger, a 35-year-old Elizabeth South man both died at the scene.

Major Crash investigators attended and examined the scene with Trig Point Hill Road closed to all traffic near Tanunda Creek Road. It has since reopened.

The two men's deaths take the State's road toll to 86; 12 more lives have been lost on South Australian roads than at the same time last year (74).

The second incident saw a man arrested after crashing a stolen car near Gawler Tuesday night.

The collision occurred on the Northern Expressway, near Buchfelde at 7 pm on Tuesday. Police say the driver of the stolen car ran off from the scene but was quickly apprehended by patrols a few streets away. The driver of the other car, a 26-year-old man, was injured in the crash and airlifted to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Police deployed various resources along the highway to try to stop the stolen car after it crossed the border near Yamba about 5.30 pm, including the use of Polair.

The 28-year-old Victorian man was arrested and charged with driving dangerously to cause a police pursuit, illegal use of a motor vehicle, causing harm by dangerous driving, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to comply with a direction. He did not apply for police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today (Wednesday 10 November).

The third incident occurred this morning with Police at the scene of a serious crash at Meningie.

At just after 6 am today (Wednesday 10 November), police and emergency services were called to Baker Street after a ute had left Princes Highway and crashed into a shed.

The sole male occupant suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital. Road restrictions are in place and Police are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.