POLICE on duty at Wilsons Promontory National Park over the long weekend report that the public was largely well behaved. However, eight penalty notices were issued, mainly for speeding within the park boundary. Penalty notices were also issued to an unlicensed driver and to a driver who failed to display L plates.
The Cup Weekend is traditionally the start of the busy season for the Park and a particularly popular weekend for diving clubs. There was a big influx into the Prom on Friday and Saturday, but by Sunday morning the wet and windy weather had driven out quite a few campers.
Accident scene closes road
THE Meeniyan-Promontory Road outside Fish Creek, near Soldiers Road, was closed for four hours on Sunday October 24 following a single vehicle accident.
At around 1pm the left axle of a car towing a caravan had snapped off, causing the wheel to come off and the driver to lose control of his vehicle. Car and caravan went down an embankment and needed to be towed out.
The driver, a 69-year-old Mt Evelyn man, was not injured, but the car and caravan required some effort to be extricated. Fish Creek and Foster CFA personnel assisted police with the management of traffic.
Accident on Port Welshpool Rd
POLICE and CFA attended a single vehicle accident on the Port Welshpool Road in the early hours of last Saturday morning. It was about 2.30am when a white van ran off the road and toppled onto its side. The single occupant, a 48-year-old man from Port Welshpool, was fortunate to escape injury. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.