Three Western Australians were killed on our roads each week over the past financial year, with more than 30 people sent to hospital, new analysis of road toll figures has shown. Data from the Australian Automobile Association and RAC WA shows WA recorded 175 road deaths between July 2022 and June 2023. The 175 deaths represented a 12.9 per cent increase in fatalities on the previous 12 months and the second highest across Australia. RAC WA’s Will Golsby said the State was now consistently one of the worst jurisdictions for road trauma, despite once being one of the best in the nation. “In WA, three people are killed and more than 30 hospitalised every week due to road trauma — costing the state economy $2.4 billion a year,” he said. These figures come after a string of serious crashes in Perth’s south, with the latest involving the death of a nine-year-old girl after a fatal quad bike accident on Saturday in Jarrahdale. A 34-year-old male was driving along a trail in Langford Park when it rolled shortly after 5pm. Police say the girl was thrown from the bike and died at the scene, while the rider was taken to Armadale Hospital with minor injuries. In Port Kennedy, a 13-year-old girl was hit by a car on Saturday evening. A 79-year-old man driving a Hyundai i30 hit the girl, a pedestrian, on Warnbro Sound Avenue, near Pamplona Boulevard, about 5.30pm on Saturday, police say. She was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital, where she was luckily cleared of any serious injury. Police said the driver had their blood alcohol tested after the incident. Inquiries are ongoing. Earlier this month, 48-year-old Adam Stock was killed while driving to work after a head-on collision. He was driving a Toyota Yaris when his car collided head-on with a Holden Cruze. Mr Golsby called for the WA Government to prioritise funding from the Road Trauma Trust Account towards road safety initiatives, with $72 million allocated this financial year. Road Safety Minister David Michael said $456 million had been allocated to road safety programs over the next four years out of that account.