Tuesday, 14th January, 2014
By Erica Visser
A car crash on Crystal Street caused a road closure before midday yesterday, while another held up traffic in Oxide Street earlier in the morning.
At around 11am, police, paramedics and firefighters were called to an accident involving two cars at Crystal Street.
A Toyota Corolla and Ford Territory had collided when one failed to give way near the carpark behind Town Square.
One woman was taken to hospital immediately and another went voluntarily for a check-up.
A local Health Service spokesman said that a 70-year-old woman was treated in the emergency department and discharged later yesterday afternoon.
A police spokeswoman said that, fortunately, no one suffered severe injury.
“One car has turned into the other and not give way,” the spokeswoman said.
“No one was badly injured or trapped in their car. Cars can be fixed, but the safety of the people involved is most important.”
Firefighters stood by the accident in case spilt kerosene sparked a fire, until tow trucks arrived on the scene at 11.50am.
The white Toyota, which had a disability permit placed on the windshield, suffered extensive damage to the front.
The Ford Territory was driven by a p-plater and had some damage to the body.
Meanwhile, an accident occurred on the corner of Oxide and Blende Streets about 8.20am when a green Ford ute allegedly failed to give way to a black Holden Cruze.
The driver of the Holden, Kristy Tucker, said that the intersection was in dire need of a roundabout.
“I think it’s time the Council put a roundabout on the corner of Oxide and Blende Streets, it’s a dangerous intersection,” Ms Tucker said.
“I’m waiting to hear if my car’s been written off.”