A two-year-old boy has died after being hit by a 4WD on a property in Sydney’s north-west on Christmas Eve, bringing the holiday road toll to seven.
Paramedics rushed to Dural’s property, but the child could not be revived.
It was the seventh fatality on the state’s roads since Thursday.
The boy died after a car crashed into a moored boat in Cromer on Sydney’s northern beaches on Friday.
A 29-year-old man who was in the passenger seat died in the crash.
On the same day, a 95-year-old woman was struck and killed while walking in Bankstown about 3.30pm.
The 66-year-old male driver of the car was charged with dangerous driving causing death and negligent driving causing death.
He was granted bail and is due to appear in court next year.
A 56-year-old man died after crashing into a tree, 70 kilometers north of Albury, near the Victorian border, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Thursday was another deadly day on NSW roads, with three fatal crashes reported as people began flocking to roads for the festive season.
A 19-year-old motorcyclist was thrown from his bike after hitting the back of a truck in Berkshire Park at about 5:30 p.m.
He landed in oncoming traffic and was hit by a truck. He died instantly.
A female driver was killed when she collided with a ute in Mulgoa at 6.45pm.
A six-year-old boy was in the passenger seat of a car traveling in Moulamein, in the state’s west, around noon on Thursday.
The car overturned and he was killed.
NSW Police have taken the time to remind drivers to be careful on the road, saying the death toll is “too many”.
Officials began a high-profile holiday operation at midnight on Friday and will continue until Jan. 2, with double demerit points for certain violations.
Speeding, using a mobile phone, driving without a seat belt or helmet will result in double demerit points.
“We urge people to think of others when they drive,” said Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden, Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander.
“We all want to enjoy this holiday season and by being responsible road users we are helping others get where they want to go safely and with fewer road injuries.”
On the first day of operations, more than 25,000 random breath tests were conducted across the state.
45 charges have been issued for drink driving, 730 traffic offense notices for speeding offenses, 80 notices for mobile phone offenses and 39 traffic offense notices for seat belt and restraint offences.