March 29, 2024

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The quiet community of Maryvale, Victoria, faces a somber moment as a 76-year-old Morwell man and his loyal dog lose their lives in a heartbreaking accident, drawing attention to the critical need for road safety awareness.

Incident Overview
On a seemingly ordinary evening, the man and his dog were struck by a car on Derhams Lane shortly after 7:40 pm on Friday. Despite immediate medical attention, the man succumbed to his life-threatening injuries en route to the hospital, while his dog died at the scene.

Response and Investigation
The driver involved in the accident remained at the scene and cooperated with police, who are meticulously working to piece together the events leading up to this tragic collision. As the investigation continues, authorities aim to understand the factors contributing to the accident and seek ways to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Community Impact and Safety Reminder
This incident has left the Maryvale and broader Morwell community in mourning, serving as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cautious and considerate driving, especially in areas where pedestrians and animals are present.

As the community reflects on this tragedy, the emphasis is on remembering the lives lost and reinforcing the message of road safety to protect all members of society. This tragic event underscores the shared responsibility of drivers, pedestrians, and pet owners to foster a safe environment on and around our roads.