The summer of carnage on our roads has continued with a 43-year-old man killed when his car slammed into a parked semi trailer in Emu Plains overnight.
Just after 10.45pm last night, emergency services were called to David Road at Emu Plains, after reports a Ford Falcon had hit a parked truck.
The driver and sole occupant, a 43-year-old man, died at the scene.
“Officers from Nepean Police Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, including whether speed was a factor,” a Police spokesperson said.
“A report will be prepared for the Coroner.”
A crime scene was established at the accident site.
The NSW road toll in 2017 stands at more than 380, with police urging motorists to slow down and take care during the busy holiday period.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Commander of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said many seats were left empty at the Christmas table on Monday due to tragedies on our roads.
“NSW residents need to take some responsibility and realise that all it takes is one distraction and you could lose your life or kill a family travelling on the roads this holiday period,” he said.
“It is a time to be merry and enjoy spending time with your family and unfortunately day after day, police are left to pick up the pieces and deliver horrific messages to families.”
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to the Emu Plains incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.