Fatal Collision - Jabiru
Friday 03-Aug-2012 14:13
The Territory road toll stands at 27 following a crash on the Arnhem Highway near Jabiru this morning.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant John Worrall of the Major Crash Investigation Section said the two car crash was reported to Police at around 8:50 am, approximately 20km west of Jabiru.
Police from Jabiru, Oenpelli and Major Crash, Fire and Rescue and St John Ambulance members attended the scene.
“It appears the vehicles collided head on resulting in the driver of one vehicle and a passenger in the other vehicle being killed,” Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Worrall said.
“The 41-year-old male driver of the second vehicle received serious injuries and was flown to Royal Darwin Hospital for treatment.
“One lane of the Arnhem Highway is blocked as members remain at the scene. Motorists travelling on the Arnhem Highway can expect delays for the next few hours until Police complete their on-scene investigations.
“At this time it is believed speed was a contributing factor in the crash and investigations into the exact circumstances surrounding the incident are underway.
“I urge motorists to take care when they take to the roads this long weekend. Police are urging drivers to avoid the temptation to speed whilst heading out of town and to pay attention. We don’t want to be knocking on the door of your loved ones to tell them you won’t be coming home.”
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
This now takes the NT road toll to 27 compared to 20 for the same time last year.