Hamilton family escape two accidents in one evening without injury

A HAMILTON woman and two family members survived two accidents in one evening at the weekend without suffering injuries

Macarthur police Senior Constable David Rook said the middle-aged woman was travelling north on the Port Fairy-Hamilton Road with two family members when she lost control on a bend near Tarrone about 6.30pm Friday.

Her vehicle rolled several times near the intersection of Tarrone Lane and Port Fairy-Hamilton Road and narrowly missed a large gum tree.

"Remarkably no one was injured, but the vehicle was extensively damaged and was no longer driveable. It was fortunate all the occupants were wearing seatbelts," he said.

"This accident was a great advertisement for the value of wearing seatbelts."

Senior Constable Rook said another family member then drove a second vehicle to collect those involved in the accident.

"On the journey back to Hamilton they have then struck a kangaroo about 8pm, only doing about 60km/h in a 100 zone. The second vehicle was also undriveable and also required towing," he said.

"They were just unlucky beyond belief. They were involved in two accidents and fortunately no one was injured in either incident."

In other police news, a 19-year-old Bessiebelle man was issued with two penalty notices at weekend.

He was fined about $1100 for driving an unregistered and unroadworthy vehicle after police received reports of hoon driving in the area.

Senior Constable Rook also warned land owners to be aware that fire restrictions were still in place.

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