Speed, wet road combine in epic fail


Big bang: The ute crashed into a pole in Watt Road, Mornington. Picture: Supplied

“DRIVING too fast on a wet road – what could possibly go wrong?” asked Somerville Highway Patrol’s Greg Wolfe.

Well, you could run off the road, crash into a tree and roll your car, like the driver of this HSV Maloo ute did in Watt Road, Mornington, 7.30pm, Thursday 20 June.

“The mid-30s Langwarrin man had just overtaken a mate before the collision,” Senior Constable Wolfe said. “He was extremely fortunate to climb out of the vehicle with just a blood nose.

“Alcohol and drug tests were both negative. However, the driver is facing a range of other road policing charges and is likely to be summonsed to court at a later date.”

The roads were wet and driving conditions poor at the time of the crash.

“Please slow down, drive according to the conditions and within the speed limit,” Senior Constable Wolfe said.

First published in the Mornington News – 2 July 2019