Posted November 04, 2019 09:25:06 A car crash in Queensland’s Northern Territory has killed a 22-year-old Australian driver.
Key points:The man was found on the front of a car at about 8:40pmLocal media say he was a mechanic who had been out for about an hour”The driver is from the Northern Territory and the body is in the car,” the NT Police said in a statement.
“He was an Australian driver who had spent about anhour and a half in a car on the back of a small vehicle.”
Police say the driver was found lying on the road in the remote area of the NT near the town of Hulmburt, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of Darwin.
“The person who was driving that vehicle, as he had no other vehicle, had not been wearing a seat belt,” NT Police spokesman Steve Simpson said.
“It was very unusual for a person to be sitting in a vehicle that long in that condition.”
A lot of other motorists were in that area at the time and they were not wearing seat belts, so that is why it is unusual.
“Police are continuing to investigate and the driver’s family have been notified.
The NT Police say the man was a petrol station mechanic and was out for an hour and a bit in a van with a passenger.”
At this stage there are no other suspects,” Simpson said, adding that the man had not had any medical treatment.
Police have issued a travel advisory in the NT.”
While this is an isolated incident, it is a reminder to be aware of all the safety precautions you take while travelling,” the statement said.
The State Government has said it was “very grateful” for the quick response from the NT Government and the NT Civil Defence Authority to the incident.”
This is a tragic incident and a reminder of the importance of keeping our roadways safe for all road users,” a spokesman said in an emailed statement.
The Federal Government says it is providing extra resources to the NT and is liaising with the NT police.”
In response to the collision at Hulbrurt, the Government has increased its support to the Northern Territorians in response to this incident,” a spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Department said.
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