Horror as mother of two dies in car crash on way home from birthday celebration, hospitalizing two 17-year-old boys
- Georgina Heath, 51, traveled in a Hyundai SUV
- Five others were taken to hospital
- Adolescents in the neighborhood heard the crash
A mother of two has been killed in a horror crash on her way home from a friend’s birthday in Adelaide.
Georgina Heath, 51, was traveling in a Hyundai SUV with her partner, 30, and two friends when her car collided with a Mitsubishi sedan driven by a teenager in the early hours of Saturday morning.
She was pronounced dead on the spot.
Ms Heath’s partner was taken to Flinders Medical Center in serious but not life-threatening conditions.
Georgina Heath (pictured), 51, was traveling in a Hyundai SUV with her partner, 30, and two friends when her car collided with a Mitsubishi sedan driven by a teenager in the early hours of Saturday morning
The driver, a 35-year-old woman and their girlfriend, the 28-year-old woman, were also taken to hospital.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 17-year-old boy, and his passenger, also a 17-year-old man, suffered serious injuries.
The group celebrated a friend’s birthday at Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, with customers shocked to hear the crash.
South Australian Police are investigating the accident.
The woman’s death is the 34th life lost on our roads this year, compared to 16 for the same time last year.
South Australian opposition leader David Spires has called for a new road safety campaign targeting P-platers after South Australia recorded a record number of deaths.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 17-year-old boy, and his passenger, also a 17-year-old man, were seriously injured
Speaking to ABC earlier this year, Adelaide explained to Mr Spiers: ‘It is truly appalling to lose so many young lives on the roads of South Australia so early in the year.’
“Our concern is that this is the start of a pattern that if we don’t cauterize it will continue throughout 2023.”
Police have also warned of high road deaths in South Australia in 2023.
“This has to stop, and it has to stop now,” Assistant SA Police Commissioner Ian Parrott said at a news conference.
“They are absolutely preventable – there is a senseless loss of life on South Australian roads because these accidents are preventable,” he added.
He added that at least five of the deaths were due to “distraction and fatigue” and that police are investigating whether dangerous driving played a role in four of the crashes.
Police are also investigating speeding and alcohol as factors in other crashes.