Camperdown police seek information after releasing footage of dangerous driving | Update

Update 10am Saturday 

CAMPERDOWN police have charged a 53-year-old Camperdown man with driving offences after he handed himself in following dangerous driving which resulted in a crash in South Purrumbete on August 4. 

Dash cam footage shows the driver crossing double white lines to overtake a B-double on Cobden-Stonyford Road between 10.30am and 11am.

Police said the man handed himself into the Camperdown police station on Friday morning and was interviewed about the collision. 

He was charged with dangerous driving and conduct endangering life. 

The man was released pending summons.

You can view the footage below.

Earlier 9.30pm Wednesday

CAMPERDOWN police are appealing for witnesses to dangerous driving which resulted in a crash in South Purrumbete last Saturday

Dash cam footage shows the driver crossing double white lines to overtake a B-double on Cobden-Stonyford Road between 10.30am and 11am.

The vehicle, a black Toyota Hilux utility, was driving west when it overtook the truck and forced an oncoming vehicle to leave the road where it crashed into a tree.

The occupants of the vehicle involved in the crash were not injured.

The Hilux was last seen travelling north on Cobden's Cemetery Road.

Camperdown police Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Asenjo said investigators were keen to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident.

“This incident was literally centimetres away from tragedy,” he said.

“Centimetres away from people’s lives being changed forever.

“On a country road, in the wet, this type of behaviour is nothing short of reckless and dangerous. We are investigating this as a crime, not a traffic offence.”

Acting Senior Sergeant Asenjo said a member of the public would recognise the Hilux.

“Someone out there will know who owns this car and we encourage them to contact Camperdown police or Crime Stoppers,” he said.

“We also encourage the driver of this car to contact police to have this matter resolved as soon as possible.”.

Police say the vehicle involved has distinctive stickers on the front and rear windows: a Cummins decal on the front windscreen and an RM Williams sticker on the rear window.

​Anyone with information or dash cam footage should contact Camperdown police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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