Ten people have died on our roads nationally over the Easter break.
Australia’s Easter road toll has climbed to 10 following two deaths in Queensland and one in Victoria on Sunday.
A man lying on the road was Victoria’s first fatality during the reporting period.
A car ran over him while he was lying on Canterbury Rd in Box Hill at 12.20am on Easter Sunday, police said.
The man, in his 20s, died at the scene while two people in the car were uninjured.
Police are investigating how the man came to be lying on the road.
Queensland had its third road fatality when a 43-year-old woman motorcyclist died after a crash in the Townsville suburb of Kirwan.
Police say the woman’s motorbike collided with a car at the intersection of Thuringowah Drive and Burna Street about 5.15pm.
She was taken to Townsville Hospital and later died. The car driver was uninjured.
Earlier on Sunday, a man died after his car hit a pole.
Police say the man’s car crossed to the wrong side of Wembley Road in Logan in the early hours of Sunday, hitting a light pole before coming to rest in bushland. The man, in his 50s, died at the scene.
On Thursday, a 67-year-old woman died on the way to hospital after she was hit by a station wagon while crossing the road in the town of Beaudesert, south of Brisbane.
The deaths follow tragedies in NSW, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland over the holiday period.
Three of the fatalities were on WA roads and involved young men aged between 17 and 20.
(EDS: The Easter road toll figures are for the period 0001 April 17 to 2359 April 21)