Three pedestrians killed within 45 minutes in deadly start to long weekend

Three pedestrians have died in separate incidents across NSW, prompted a call from police for motorists to take care over the long weekend.

In the first incident, which occurred at about 6.15pm on Friday night, an 80-year-old pedestrian died when he was hit by a car in Claremont Meadows in Sydney.

Less than an hour later, a 32-year-old man was hit by a car in Penrith. He was treated at the scene by paramedics but could not be revived.

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Around the same time, emergency services were called to Murrumbateman on the Barton Highway where a woman was hit by a ute.

The 83-year-old was treated by witnesses but also could not be saved.

Police said the incidents occurred within 45 minutes of each other.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Trent King said the three deaths were a very concerning start to the long weekend.

“Long weekends are a time for families and friends to spend together, not be told that their loved one has been killed in an incident on our roads,” he said.

“I implore both road users and pedestrians to stay alert, pay attention and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

“The predicted weather for the weekend requires additional caution to be taken, so please drive with care, for the sake of all road users”.

Reports will be prepared for the coroner on the deaths. No charges have yet been laid.

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