/ 07 November 2023

A horror 24 hours for crashes


Victorian police yesterday confirmed that the victims of Sunday night’s crash into the Royal Daylesford Hotel were from 2 families who were together on a weekend visit to the town. Police Commissioner Shane Patton called it “an absolute tragedy” after Pratibha Sharma, 44, her daughter Anvi, 9, and partner Jatin Chugh, 30, along with Vivek Bhatia, 38, and his 11yo son, Vihaan, were all killed. Five others remain in hospital with injuries. The 66yo driver returned a negative alcohol test, and Patton says investigators are still piecing together what happened. And in Sydney’s southwest, 2 boys – who reports say were 13yo and 14yo – died after a car they were passengers in crashed into a tree and a power pole yesterday morning. Police are still searching for the driver and another passenger after they fled the scene.

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