Police urge caution as the long weekend begins with three pedestrian deaths

Three pedestrians died in separate incidents on Friday, prompting police to warn road users to exercise caution at the start of the long weekend.

Emergency services were called to Sunflower Drive in Claremont Meadows, west Sydney, just after 6pm to report that an elderly man had been hit by a vehicle.

Police are investigating three separate crime scenes after three pedestrian deaths in separate incidents Friday night.

Police are investigating three separate crime scenes after three pedestrian deaths in separate incidents Friday night. Recognition:Edwina cucumbers

“The 80-year-old man was treated at the scene by witnesses and paramedics from NSW Ambulance. however, could not be resuscitated,” NSW Police said in a statement on Saturday morning.

The 24-year-old driver of the Daihatsu sedan was taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory tests while specialized police officers from the Crash Investigation Unit will examine the scene.

Just 45 minutes later, police were called to another crime scene 11km down the road on Castlereagh Road in Penrith after a man was reportedly hit by a Mazda BT-50 Ute.

“The 32-year-old man was treated at the scene by witnesses, police and paramedics from the NSW Ambulance. could not be revived,” the police said.

The 43-year-old driver of the Ute was also taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory tests.

“Officials from the Nepean Police Area Command set up a crime scene and began investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

In the state’s Southern Tablelands, police were called to the Barton Highway near Murrumbateman at around 6:30 p.m. to report that an elderly woman had been hit by a Mitsubishi Triton.

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Joel McCord

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