The crushed Honda sedan in carried from the crash scene.THE south-west was fortunate to avoid another road fatality after an empty baby capsule and child’s seat were crumpled in the rear of a car hit by a B-double truck at Terang.
Nanjing Night Net

Leading Senior Constable Suzi Meade, of Cobden police, said it was extremely fortunate there were no rear-seat passengers in the 1998 blue Honda sedan on Saturday afternoon.

She said the 33-year-old woman driver and her husband were on a weekend trip from Melbourne and had not brought their children.

Their car was headed west on the western outskirts of Terang in an 80km/h zone when it slowed to turn right from the Princes Highway about 1.30pm.

Leading Senior Constable Meade said the prime mover towing B-double trailers collided with the rear of the sedan as the car was turning, despite the truck driver braking heavily before impact.

She said there was significant damage caused to the rear of the sedan. The crushed Honda had to be towed away and the woman driver was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

She was released from hospital late Saturday night.

The driver of the truck, a 29-year-old Altona man, has been interviewed by police and is expected to charge on summons with traffic-related offences, including careless driving.

Leading Senior Constable Meade yesterday warned all road users to be vigilant.

“All drivers need to be aware of what is going on around them and respond accordingly,” she said.

“Motorists need to be vigilant because we are all sharing the road with others.

“Often it is the behaviour of other motorists that necessitate drivers to take actions. To do so safely everyone must be vigilant.

“All drivers are urged to fully concentrate on the task of driving to avoid incidents on the road and as best-as-possible ensure the safety of everyone,” she said.

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