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NSW: National Holiday Road toll jumps to 19

23 Dec 2008 8:27 PM

The national holiday road toll has jumped to 19 after separate accidents claimed the lives of two people in Western Australia this afternoon.

WA Police say a woman was killed when her car collided with another vehicle at West Swan at 1pm (WDT) and a male motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a truck in the Perth suburb of Martin.

There are no further details at this stage.

NSW still tops the road toll with six deaths .. followed by Victoria with five.

Queensland's toll sits at three after the death of a 67-year-old woman yesterday when the car she was travelling in rolled several times on the Barkley Highway north in Mount Isa.

Also yesterday .. a 30-year-old motorcyclist died when he clipped a pedestrian then slammed into a street sign in Tullamarine .. in Melbourne's north.


Queensland - 3

NSW - 6

ACT - 0

Victoria - 5

Tasmania - 0

South Australia - 0

Northern Territory - 2

Western Australia - 3

TOTAL - 19

(EDS: National road toll figures are for the period 0001 December 19 to 2359 January 2. Some states and territories have different periods.)