The Easter road toll has risen to 13 after a woman injured in a two-car crash in Western Australia at the weekend died in hospital.
Australia’s Easter road toll has risen to 13 after a woman who suffered injuries in a weekend crash in Western Australia died in hospital.
WA had the worst Easter road toll figures in the country with six people losing their lives in five separate crashes in regional areas.
Two people died in a two-car crash at Margaret River while there were single fatalities in Carnarvon, Collie, Bruce Rock and Capel.
WA police said on Thursday that a 28-year-old woman involved in the Margaret River head-on crash had died in hospital. A driver of one of the cars died at the scene.
In total, 13 people were killed on Australian roads over the Easter break – nine fewer than last year.
Three people died in Queensland and two in NSW, from last Thursday to Monday.
Tasmania and Victoria each had one death, while South Australia, the ACT and the Northern Territory were fatality free.
WA police have also released figures for the first of two targeted traffic operations over the Easter and Anzac Day long weekends.
Police say 189 people were caught drunk driving, there were 19 positive drug tests, 131 vehicles were impounded and 148 drivers were found using their mobile phones.
A further 4672 people were spotted speeding, while another 8356 were captured on speed cameras.