Local road toll continues to climb

A GAWLER East man became the 13th road fatality from the Barossa Local Service Area this year after recently succumbing to injuries sustained in a crash at Mount Crawford earlier this month.

The 55-year-old Gawler East man’s Toyota Rav4 crashed into a tree on Warren Road just after 7.30am on Wednesday, September 13.

The man, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries.

Sadly, he died in hospital on Tuesday last week.

The death took this year’s road toll for the Barossa Local Service Area to 13 – 10 more than at the same time last year, and seven above the four-year average for this time of year.

Man dies at Virginia

On Monday morning, a 71-year-old man became the latest fatality on the state’s roads when he died in a single-car crash on Port Wakefield Road, Virginia.

The Campbelltown man left the road, while travelling south, and collided with a concrete barrier near the intersection with Angle Vale Road.

Part of Port Wakefield Road was closed for several hours while Major Crash Investigators attended to examine the scene.

The state’s road toll for 2017 now stands at 78, compared to 59 at the same time last year.


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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