Warning to slow down in wet


Story appeared in: Inner West Times | December 6th, 2017



POLICE are urging motorists to take care on NSW roads and drive to the conditions.
Following a wet weekend across the State, there is a wet-weather forecast in the coming days which may increase the danger on NSW roads.
Three people died in separate crashes across the state at the weekend.
Investigations into each of the crashes are continuing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.
NSW Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, is urging motorists to take extra care.
"Road users should drive, ride, cycle, and walk to the conditions, which in many parts of NSW is currently experiencing significant rain and wind conditions," he said.
"The best tip I can offer is for people to slow down. When you slow down it increases your braking distance and time to react to dangers on the road.
"In areas where there is serious rainfall, we urge drivers to pull over where safe to do so and wait for the weather to pass before continuing their journey.
"In heavy weather, visibility can be poor, so it is important for cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists to wear bright and reflective clothing.
"Do not cross flooded waters under any circumstances, it's not worth the risk.
"We have already lost 351 lives this year. Drivers need to consider whether it is necessary to drive during extreme weather events, and if it is necessary, slow down and take extra care."

Woman stab arrest
A MAN was taken to hospital after an alleged domestic related stabbing at Marrickville last Thursday night.
Police alleged three people had been drinking together at a home in View Street, when as a result of several verbal altercations, a 51-year-old man left the premises while a 53-year-old woman remained.
About 11.30pm, the man returned to the home where the woman allegedly verbally abused him and slapped and punched him to the head.
She then allegedly lunged at the man with a knife causing wounds to his left wrist and left upper rib.
The injured man was able to leave the home and attended a nearby home where emergency services were contacted.
The man was treated at the scene and conveyed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition. He has since undergone surgery for a punctured lung where he remains in a stable condition.
The woman has been charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was refused bail until her next appearance on Thursday, January 18, 2018.



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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 133336 | Viewcount: 393

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