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Caravan destroyed in highway crash

AN A-line caravan was completely destroyed after it was towed into the path of an oncoming vehicle on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster North on Friday morning March 10, 2023.

A Victoria Police Bass Coast Highway Patrol spokesperson said the crash occurred at about 9.50 am when a 70-year-old local man who was driving south on the Foster-Mirboo Road failed to give way to a car travelling east on the South Gippsland Highway.

The police spokesperson said the driver of the eastbound vehicle, a 69-year-old man from McCrae, successfully tried to avoid hitting the car with the caravan, but struck the caravan instead, “splitting it in two”.

The McCrae man suffered minor injuries and was conveyed by ambulance to the South Gippsland Hospital in Foster, accompanied by his wife who appeared to be shaken but not hurt, while the local man also seemed uninjured.

South Gippsland Highway was blocked to traffic in both directions for about two hours, while the police carried out their investigation, the two cars towed from the accident scene, and the remains of the caravan removed.

Five members of the Foster Country Fire Authority Fire Brigade attended with the Brigade’s tanker and forward command vehicle, rendering traffic control assistance to make the area safe and helping to clear the highway of debris.

The police spokesperson appealed for any witnesses and those with dash cam footage to come forward and to contact Crime Stoppers Victoria on 1800 333 000 or via the website at


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