Car splits in half in crash involving truck
A loaded semi trailer transport heading west towards Melbourne collided with a early model Commodore station wagon travelling from Gerang Gerung and turning into Dimboola last Thursday afternoon at about 4.40 pm.
Horsham Highway Patrol, Dimboola Police, Dimboola Ambulance Service, Dimboola CFA all attended the scene.
Officer in Charge of Highway Patrol Sergeant Leigh Creasey said, “the Commodore was traveling on the Western Highway towards Horsham and proceeded to make a right hand turn into Dimboola. The Semi-trailer, which police say was traveling at 100 kilometers per hour had tried to stop in time on the wet road, but skidded into the other vehicle.”
“It is likely the truck did no bleed off much speed before impact,” he said.
The Commodore left the road and split into two halves and landed on its roof. The fortunate 40 year old driver of the Commodore was taken to Wimmera Base Hospital with a leg injury and released after treatment.
“The driver of the motor vehicle received minor injuries.”
“The damage to the vehicle was so severe that we would have considered it to potentially be a fatality,” said Sergeant Creasy
Unfortunately two dogs travelling in the car were killed in the collision.
Butch Nicholson from the Dimboola CFA said,”two dogs died at the accident. One was found under the vehicle when the it was removed”.
The driver of the semi-trailer was unharmed and the truck received minor damage.
“Horsham Accident Investigation Unit are continuing their inquiries into the cause of the crash and to why the vehicle made a right hand turn in front of an oncoming truck”.
- Ambulance, Police and Fire Crews on the scene at the crash on the Highway