Second crash at same roundabout site in Warrnambool

A car landed on its side at the Mortlake Road roundabout in Warrnambool on Sunday night, just five days after a similar accident at exactly the same spot.

Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Moloney said the male and female in the car had been travelling south on Mortlake Road, intending to go up Banyan Street, when they lost control of the vehicle which rolled onto its side about 7.15pm.

He said the occupants were briefly trapped but were able to get out the passenger side, which was in the air.

They were assessed by ambulance officers at the scene but were uninjured. “They’re a little bit shaken up, but otherwise OK,” Acting Senior Sergeant Moloney said.

“This is the second in a week. Same pole, same guy-wire,” he said.

The guy-wire was snapped in Sunday’s crash. Tuesday’s crash left a car suspended in the air on top of the guy-wire.

Powercor was on scene last night and will inspect the pole and reattach the guy-wire. The accident didn’t cause any power outages.

“It didn’t hit the power pole, but when it’s hit the guy-wire it’s obviously shaken the power pole,” Acting Senior Sergeant Moloney said.

He said there would be further inquires about that section of the road with relevant authorities.

Speed, alcohol and drugs were not a factor in either accident, he said.

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