Port Fairy driver causes carnage

A WOMAN had to be cut from her car in central Port Fairy yesterday after a bizarre accident involving five vehicles. 

About 3.30pm an elderly Port Fairy woman backed her 1999 Mazda sedan out of a park in Sackville Street and collided with a passing semi-trailer.

The driver of the car then attempted to reverse into another park but slammed into a late-model Mercedes-Benz, causing extensive damage to the parked car.

The Mazda driver then pulled out of the park and drove south down Sackville Street only to plough into the back of a ute. 

The driver then drove past the ute and continued to the Sackville-Cox streets roundabout where she collided with a Toyota sedan, coming to a halt. 

SES members used the jaws of life to remove the Toyota driver, a Port Fairy woman, from her vehicle due to extensive damage to the driver’s side of the car. 

The driver was conscious throughout and was taken to South West Healthcare, where she remained overnight in a stable condition and was undergoing tests.

Port Fairy policeman Sergeant Mick Wolfe said the driver of the Mazda received lacerations.

He said no charges had been laid. 

“We haven’t spoken to the driver of the Mazda yet ... we’ll make a decision regarding further action,” Sergeant Wolfe said. 

It took emergency services nearly two hours to clear the scene. 

Multiple police, SES, ambulance and CFA vehicles attended the accident.

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