Horror as mother-of-two is killed in car crash on way home from birthday celebrations with two 17-year-old boys hospitalised
- Georgina Heath, 51, was travelling in a Hyundai SUV
- Five others were taken to hospital
- Nearby pubgoers heard the crash
A mother-of-two has been killed in a horror crash while travelling home from a friend’s birthday celebration in Adelaide.
Georgina Heath, 51, was travelling in a Hyundai SUV with her partner, 30, and two friends when her car collided with a Mitsubishi sedan being driven by a teenager in the early hours of Saturday morning.
She was declared dead at the scene.
Ms Heath’s partner has been taken to Flinders Medical Centre in serious but not life-threatening conditions.
Georgina Heath (pictured) , 51, was travelling in a Hyundai SUV with her partner, 30, and two friends when her car collided with a Mitsubishi sedan being driven by a teenager in the early hours of Saturday morning
The driver, a 35-year-old woman and their friend, 28-year-old woman, were also hospitalised.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 17-year-old boy, and his passenger, also a male 17-year-old, sustained serious injuries.
The group had been celebrating a friend’s birthday at Mick O’Shea’s Irish Pub, with shocked patrons hearing the crash.
South Australian Police are investigating the accident.
The woman’s death is the 34th life lost on our roads this year as compared to 16 for the same time last year.
South Australia Opposition leader David Spiers has called for a new road safety campaign targeting P-platers after South Australia recorded record deaths.
The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 17-year-old boy, and his passenger, also a male 17-year-old, sustained serious injurie
Speaking to ABC earlier this year Adelaide Mr Spiers explained: ‘To lose so many young lives on South Australia’s roads so early in the year is truly horrific.’
‘Our concern is this is the commencement of a pattern that if we do not cauterise it will continue right throughout 2023.’
Police have also warned against the stark rates of deaths on South Australia roads in 2023.
‘This has to stop, and it has to stop now,’ Assistant SA Police Commissioner Ian Parrott said at a press conference.
‘They are absolutely preventable — there’s a senseless loss of life on South Australian roads because these crashes are preventable,’ he added.
He added at least five of the deaths were due to ‘distraction and fatigue’ and that police were investigating whether dangerous driving played a part in four of the crashes.
Cops are also looking into speeding and alcohol as factors in other crashes.