/ 06 November 2023

Distress in Daylesford


Police say that 5 people died after a car ploughed into a beer garden in the rural Victorian town of Daylesford. Among the dead are two men, a woman, a teenage girl, and a 6yo boy. The driver of the car is a 66yo man from the nearby town of Mt Macedon, who was taken to hospital after the crash – that’s all we know about the cause so far. Daylesford is a town of less than 3,000 people, and locals say the garden of the Royal Daylesford Hotel was busy at the end of a warm day. The crash happened at around 6:05pm. Witnesses described “bedlam”, and Superintendent John Fitzpatrick said the scene was “absolutely horrible”. According to reports, dozens of locals rushed to help the victims while waiting for emergency crews to arrive. Police have said they’re waiting to interview the driver in hospital to determine the cause of the crash.

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