SLOW down in the wet — that’s the message from south-west police after a spate of minor crashes around the region.
Senior Constable Craig Tobias, from Koroit police, said motorists had failed to adapt to the changed conditions.
“It’s been wet for a few weeks now and people are still travelling at speeds they would if it was dry,” he said.
“I still think drivers haven’t adapted to the conditions.”
A 24-year-old Warrnambool man rolled his car on the Caramut Road near Winslow at about 1.35pm yesterday.
The car was heading towards Warrnambool when it crossed the road and rolled in a drain.
The man was uninjured in the crash.
About 30 minutes earlier a woman in her early 20s was uninjured after she lost traction and her car hit the railing on the Cobden-Warrnambool Road at about 1pm yesterday.
Senior Constable Paul Marsland, from Timboon police, said the road was wet and also affected by an oily substance. He said the car suffered extensive damage.
“In these weather conditions the roads are greasy and people need to slow down,” he said.
“I’d just urge motorists to take care on the road.”
Three people were also involved in a minor crash on the Great Ocean Road in Princetown late Tuesday afternoon.
Hamilton police are also investigating a crash on Tuesday night after a man was forced to swerve to miss cows on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road at Hawkesdale. The man’s Subaru sedan was extensively damaged.
An off-duty policeman attended the scene about midnight. Police asked anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the cows on the road to call the Hamilton police station.
In a separate incident police are investigating a crash in McArthur Street in Hamilton between 11.30pm and midnight on Tuesday.
Police said a woman was driving a white Mitsubishi sedan when she ran off the road and hit a concrete letterbox. The car was towed from the scene.
Anyone with information can contact Hamilton police on 5572 1999.