LUCKY ESCAPE FOR FIVE
POLICE and emergency services were called to the scene of a two car collision at approximately 5pm in Kewell on Sunday.
A male driver in a Toyota Hilux ute driving north on the Ailsa Wheat Road failed to give way to a family of four in a Mitsubishi Pajero travelling east on the Dimboola-Minyip Five
Chain Road. The impact caused the Pajero to
spin several times.
Police from Murtoa and the Kellalac CFA attended the scene to provide assistance to the occupants of the two vehicles.
All involved in the collision were taken to
hospital for observation only. No one suffered
any serious injuries.
“The Kellalac CFA arrived on the scene promptly and did an excellent job assisting police,” said Leading Senior Constable, Emma Taylor of the Minyip Police.
“No alcohol was involved and the driver of the Hilux ute will be processed for failing to
give way,” she said.
Police are urging drivers on country roads to take care while driving, and ensure they follow all the road laws as the warmer weather approaches and draws people out of their homes.
Inspector Paul Bertoncello urged caution during a recent Police Forum held in Warracknabeal.
“On country roads a driver must be aware of surroundings and take into account the condition of the roads, and drive accordingly,” he said.