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Boot rider injured in beach accident

A YOUNG man sustained serious injuries after he fell from the boot lid of a moving vehicle on the beach at Sandy Point last Saturday night.

The accident occurred at about 6pm, as a 22-year-old Balwyn man was driving a vehicle in a northerly direction along the beach at Shallow Inlet between the barbecue and the sand dunes. The young man came off the lid of the boot at the rear of the car and hit the sand. He was transported by ambulance to South Gippsland Hospital in Foster and later by air ambulance to hospital in the Latrobe Valley.

Police attended the scene and interviewed the driver. He was released pending further inquiries. A number of witnesses at the scene were also interviewed, including the four passengers in the vehicle.


A 36-YEAR-OLD Tyers man will be issued with a penalty notice for offensive behaviour after he was found urinating in the main street of Welshpool last Saturday night. He can expect to receive a fine of $478.


POLICE would appreciate any information about an incident which occurred on the weekend of December 3-6. The ‘totem pole’ at the Welshpool bus stop was uprooted and pushed over. Police say the pole, which displays the bus timetable and other information, is a valuable item and they would like to hear from anyone who can help them catch the people responsible for this act of vandalism.


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