National road toll rises to 29
The death of a pedestrian killed after being hit by two separate cars in Tasmania has taken the holiday road toll to 29.
The 21-year-old man was standing on the Tasman Highway when he was struck by a ute at Cambridge, east of Hobart, at about 2.40am (AEDT) on Saturday.
The ute did not stop and shortly afterwards a sedan travelling west on the highway ran over the man, who was injured and lying on the road.
The man died at the scene.
In Victoria, a man died following a crash involving two cars at Hoddle Street in East Melbourne.
One car ran into the back of the other vehicle just before 5.20am (AEDT), propelling it into a tree on the footpath.
A male passenger in one of the cars died at the scene.Meanwhile, a NSW motorcyclist died following a collision with a ute in the state’s north.
The man in his 60s was riding his motorbike on the Summerland Way, near Whiporie, when it hit a Mazda ute at about 10.45am (AEDT).
The motorcyclist died at the scene while the driver of the ute was not hurt, police said.
On Friday night, a 38-year-old woman died after a head-on collision near Bundaberg in central Queensland.Four other people were taken to hospital as a result of the crash.
The national road toll period runs from 0001 December 23, 2012, until 2359 January 3, 2013, local times, in line with the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Board.