NSW

Road toll rises to 14 after two more fatal crashes

Fourteen people have died on NSW roads over the holiday season after fatal car and motorcycle crashes on Tuesday.

A 28-year-old man came off the road and crashed into a tree at Matraville in Sydney's south. Police and paramedics found the man lying on McCauley Street about 7pm.

Initial investigations suggest the man fell off the motorcycle. Paramedics treated him at the scene before taking him by ambulance to St Vincent's Hospital, where he died a short time later. 

Meanwhile, a woman died on the New England Highway near Newcastle after her Holden car collided with a Volkswagen ute on Tuesday. Emergency services were called to the scene, five kilometres south of Singleton, about 5.15pm. 

The woman driver was the only person in the car. The ute driver was a 21-year-old man whose passengers were a man, 40, and two boys, 14 and 12.

The males were treated for minor injuries at John Hunter Hospital and Newcastle City Crash Investigation Unit examined the scene.

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The NSW road toll has risen more than 10 per cent this year. Police have recorded 14 road deaths since Operation Arrive Alive began on December 18. 

Double-demerit points for offences such as speeding and not wearing a seatbelt apply from December 24 to January 3.  

Another double demerit period will apply from January 22 to 26.