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CHEMIST ON DUTY
CHEMIST ON DUTY
10am - 1pm
By Brad Lester
POLICE have urged drivers to take extra
care in the wake of a horrific week on
South Gippsland’s roads.
Eight accidents were reported from Korum-
burra to Delburn, and Inverloch to Cowes, but for-
tunately no fatalities were among the incidents.
Two accidents were caused by collisions with
animals wandering on the road, while another was
caused by a tree blown down in high winds.
With more adverse weather forecast this week,
police are urging drivers to take care, with water
over the road and high winds common over the
past seven days.
Sergeant Jason Hullick of Bass Coast Highway
Patrol said drivers needed to pay more attention.
“People need to slow down and drive to the
conditions and take more care,” he said.
On Sunday at 6.35pm, a blue Holden Barina
driven by a 63 year old Leongatha woman travelling
east along Commercial Street, Korumburra, mount-
ed a concrete median strip for an unknown reason.
Police said she travelled a short distance along
the median strip before going onto the wrong side
of the road and collided head on with a Holden
Astra travelling west along Commercial Street.
The Astra was driven by a 37 year old Korum-
burra woman. An 11 year old male passenger from
Korumburra in the Barina was injured and con-
veyed to Monash Medical Centre for treatment.
Bass Coast Highway Patrol is investigating the
On Saturday at 4.05pm, a silver Honda car
travelling south at Smiths Beach failed to stop at a
stop sign with Back Beach Road.
The Honda collided with a white 2013 Toyo-
ta 86 car travelling east on Back Beach Road in
Police issued the driver of the Honda, from
Berwick, with a penalty notice for failing to stop
at a stop sign. The driver of the other vehicle,
from Cape Woolamai, was not injured but the
woman passenger sustained a broken sternum and
was conveyed to the Wonthaggi Hospital.
At 12.40pm on Saturday, a man travelling north
on Strzelecki Hwy, Delburn, lost control of his
Holden sedan after taking a right sweeping bend
about a kilometre south of Ten Mile Creek Road.
His vehicle crossed the oncoming lane, hit an
embankment and trees, and landed on its roof on
the south bound lane.
The driver from Yinnar South was airlifted
to the Alfred Hospital with serious arm injuries.
Bass Coast Highway Patrol is investigating.
Also on Saturday, two men escaped uninjured
after their vehicles crashed into a fallen tree at
Nerrena on Saturday.
One vehicle, driven by a 66 year old Krowera
man, collided with the pine tree on Nerrena Road,
near Denleys Road, about 10.30am.
The second vehicle crashed into the first car
and then the tree. It was driven by a 61 year old
man from Nerrena.
One vehicle was towed from the scene.
Inverloch Police attended, assisted by the State
Emergency Service, Country Fire Authority and
local farmers, who cleared the tree using chain-
Crash chaos sparks warning
Rain, animals, driver error cause carnage
saws and a tractor.
At about 8.10am Saturday, a Ford Festiva se-
dan travelling south along Strzelecki Highway,
Berrys Creek, collided with a tree that had fallen
in high winds and was blocking the road.
A 70 year old woman from Mirboo North was
conveyed to Latrobe Regional Hospital at Trar-
algon for observation and released after receiv-
ing treatment. The tree was cleared and the road
At 5.45pm Wednesday, a blue 2008 Toyota
Aurion was parked facing west on Settlement
Road, Cowes on the nature strip, on the correct
side of the road.
An unknown vehicle side swiped the driver
side of the vehicle, damaging the rear quarter
panel and smashing the driver side mirror.
The vehicle did not stop. Senior Constable
Greg Dutton from Cowes Police is investigating
and wants to hear from anyone who has informa-
tion about the identity of the offending car and
On Monday, July 18 at 6.30pm, a vehicle trav-
elling south on Inverloch-Kongwak Road collid-
ed with a cow on the road.
The cow had been following her calf that
slipped through fence. A 57 year old Inverloch
woman was transported to Wonthaggi Hospital
emergency department for observation with non-
life threatening injuries.
Earlier that Monday at 10.15am, a ute travel-
ling south-east on a winding section of McDon-
alds Track, Lang Lang, collided with a kangaroo
on the road, causing extensive damage to the
front of car. The driver, a 25 year old man from
Poowong, was not injured.
CONDITIONS have been described as
the worst seen for people playing Sat-
urday sports on the weekend including
football and netball.
They say it’s a winter sport but players had to
contend with hail storms, sleet and howling winds
leaving some teams having to exit the courts in a
number of netball venues on the weekend.
In the Yarram versus Traralgon Tyers United
(TTU) football match at Tyers on the weekend,
the TTU team was forced to forfeit the match
when a number of thirds players required for the
seniors left the field with hypothermia.
Battering: Stony Creek and Toora players scatter for the sidelines after large hailstones
hammered players on the netball courts at Stony Creek. Photo courtesy Gerard Bruning@
Heavy hail storm
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