Three deaths on NSW roads prompt police plea

THREE deaths on New South Wales roads in three days has prompted police to plead with drivers and pedestrians to take more care when sharing the state's roads.

On Monday morning Sydney police were at a crash site on the City Westlink Rd where a motor scooter and truck had collided.

A man and woman, believed to be the rider and his pillion passenger, died at the scene.

Earlier at the weekend an elderly woman died after being struck by a cement truck at Queanbeyan.

The 76-year-old was crossing Monaro St when the accident happened on Friday afternoon.

The same day, a 56-year-old man was struck by a car at Bankstown.

He remained in a critical condition on Monday.

Highway patrol commander Superintendent Stuart Smith said while the investigations into Friday's crashes were in the early stages, it was likely both could have been avoided.

"All road users, drivers and pedestrians, need to stick to the road rules and, most importantly, look out for each other as the consequences of not doing so could prove fatal," Supt Smith said

"Recent studies have shown that a pedestrian hit by a car travelling at just 60kmh has a staggering 85% chance of dying from their injuries, while pedestrians hit by cars travelling at 80kmh have almost no chance of surviving."

Topics:  fatalities nsw police traffic

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