Yet another crash has occurred at Foster’s infamous South Gippsland Highway and Toora Road T-intersection, this time on Tuesday afternoon October 1, 2019.
Three vehicles were involved in the accident, which resulted in two people being admitted to hospital.
A Victoria Police spokesman said a car travelling east along the South Gippsland Highway failed to give way to a van that was heading west along the highway at about 2 pm.
The eastbound car had apparently started to turn right into Toora Road when it collided with the oncoming van and then spun around into the side of a third vehicle that was stopped at the Give Way sign facing Toora Road traffic.
The police spokesman said the two occupants of the van were taken by ambulance to the Latrobe Regional Hospital in Traralgon where both were admitted for treatment.
The people in the car received minor injuries that did not require hospitalisation and the driver of the third vehicle was unharmed.
The police spokesman said the driver of the car, a woman from Sale, was issued with a $289 fine and given three demerit points on her driver’s licence for failing to give way.
“Very fortunately, this particular accident did not result in serious injuries or worse,” the police spokesman said.
“All drivers need to be alert at all times, and they must obey all of the road rules,” he said. “You’ve got to give way to traffic that has the right of way.”
The police spokesman said that while a series of widening and slip lane extension works carried out at the intersection in the past had helped to improve visibility, accidents were often caused simply because of “driver error”.
The accident was attended by Foster and Toora police, the Bass Coast Highway Patrol, the Foster CFA, the Fish Creek CFA Rescue Unit and the Foster and Leongatha Rural Ambulance Services
One lane of the South Gippsland Highway was closed to traffic for about an hour.
Road signs damaged
Victoria Police are keen to hear from anyone who can provide them with information about those responsible for damaging road signs at Port Welshpool.
A Victoria Police spokesman said that “multiple road signs around the township have been deliberately damaged, including speed and traffic control signs.”
The police spokesman said the incident took place between 8 pm and 9 pm on Saturday evening September 28, 2019, after the AFL Grand Final.
“We would like any witnesses to contact us in regard to the damage to the signs,” he said.
“We understand that a white four-wheel drive vehicle may have been seen in the vicinity around the time of the incident.”
Contact the Toora Police on 5686 2485, the Foster Police in 5682 2407 or ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Stolen property charge
A 35-year-old Agnes man will be summonsed to appear in the Korumburra Magistrates Court at a later date to face a charge of handling stolen property.
A Victoria Police spokesman said the man was arrested on Thursday October 3, 2019.