Major Crash appeal for dashcam footage

Major Crash urge the public to provide dashcam or GoProm footage following a spate of accidents including this one at Kapunda on Tuesday.
Major Crash urge the public to provide dashcam or GoProm footage following a spate of accidents including this one at Kapunda on Tuesday.

Major Crash investigators appeal for any dashcam or GoPro footage that may assist their investigations into a spate of serious and fatal crashes this month.

Devastatingly, six people have lost their lives in eight significant crashes since March 1.  

This includes an accident which occurred at 3.20pm on Tuesday, March 6 andinvolving a 22-year-old Penrice man who sustained life-threatening injuries after his car collided with a truck on Truro Road, Kapunda. He was flown to hospital in Adelaide, where he underwent surgery.

To date the current road toll stands at 14, compared to 12 at the same time last year.

SA Police say, witness statements and any available footage will form a crucial part of the investigation into each of these incidents.  

So far, police have not been able to obtain any dashcam footage.

Police appeal to the public on accidents which further include:

  • 4.30pm on Wednesday, March 7, a 69-year-old Gumeracha woman was killed in a two-car head-on crash at the intersection of North East Road and South Para Road, Chain of Ponds.
  • 4pm on Wednesday, March 7, a 56-year-old Salisbury Heights man sustained life threatening injuries in a collision between a motorcycle and a car on Main North Road, near Jaffrey Street, Blair Athol.
  • 6.45pm on Tuesday, March 6, two cars had collided head-on at North East Road, Tea Tree Gully. A 62-year-old Upper Sturt man was rushed to hospital but later died of his injuries. The other driver, a 51-year-old Wynn Vale man, also sustained serious injuries.
  • 4.20pm on Monday, March 5, a car collided with two bicycles on Maurice Road, Murray Bridge. A cyclist, a 28-year-old Murray Bridge man, later died of his injuries in hospital. A young girl also riding a bike was not injured.
  • 11.30am on Sunday, March 4, a 67-year-old Mount Gambier woman died in a two-car head-on crash on Sturt Highway, Waikerie. The driver of the other vehicle, a 51-year-old Loveday man received serious injuries.
  • 5.40pm on Friday, March 2, a 14-year-old boy died when his bicycle was struck by a truck on Gowrie Avenue, Whyalla Playford.
  • 8.20am on Thursday, March 1, a 44-year-old Nangwarry man died when he crashed his offroad motorcycle into a wall on Jenkins Terrace, Nangwarry.

Anyone who witnessed any of these crashes, or who has dashcam or any other CCTV footage, who has not yet spoken to police is asked to provide their details via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au