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Police plead for safety on roads this Christmas

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser
VideoPolice have reposted shocking dash-cam footage of a head on crash in the Great Southern on Boxing Day last year.

Police are urging drivers to take responsibility on country roads leading up to Christmas.

The message is firm this year, don’t take risks on the road and don’t become a statistic.

Police reposted shocking dash-cam footage of a head on crash in the Great Southern from Boxing Day last year.

A car overtaking around a bend in Gnowangerup ploughed head on into a four-wheel drive, remarkably both drivers walked away without serious injury.

Police said with the Christmas break approaching, they would like to remind all drivers to be safe on country roads.

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Last year, 79 people lost their lives in fatal crashes on regional WA roads, 15 of these were in the Great Southern.

This year, 91 people have died in crashes across regional WA and 18 people have died in the great southern, with still a month left until the end of the year.

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