Emergency crews called to 146 major crashes in NSW already this weekend

EMERGENCY services have been called out to more than 140 major crashes across NSW in the first two days of the Easter long weekend.

As of midday today, police had attended a total 146 major crashes, two of which were fatalities.

Alcohol, fatigue and speed are all thought to have been major factors in the crashes.


A 27-year-old man was killed in a two car crash at Clarence Town, while a 38-year-old man died when his Toyota Landcruiser struck a tree at Brocklesby, around 45km north-west of Albury.

In total, more than 3100 motorists were clocked speeding in the first two days of the long weekend.

Another 61 were caught drink driving.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said that despite numerous warnings from police, some motorists still choose to do the wrong thing.

“Unfortunately, we are seeing motorists take unnecessary risks on the road,” he said.

“Drivers must remember the serious responsibility they have to ensure their own safety, that of their passengers and other motorists every time they get behind the wheel.

“We expect there to be continued significant traffic across our roads over the long weekend and we simply ask that motorists drive responsibly and safely.”