Media release

Fatal – Driver


It was a tragic start to the Easter long weekend with a fatal motor vehicle crash overnight.

Senior Sergeant Shane Humphries said just after 7:30pm a 46-year-old male has attempted to cross Elrundie Avenue in Palmerston.

“A vehicle traveling northbound has failed to see the pedestrian before striking him. The driver has immediately stopped and called emergency services.

“Tragically the pedestrian was declared deceased at the scene. The female driver and her teenage daughter who was a passenger at the time were treated for shock.

“The driver was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative reading.”

Police are treating this as a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the deceased’s family and the driver of the vehicle.

The Territory road toll now stands at 10.

A file will be prepared for the coroner.