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Injured man struck by car

Thursday, 9th September, 2010


A man suffered minor injuries on Tuesday when he was struck by a car in Wentworth.
Police said the 30-year-old man was walking on the road at the intersection of Alice and Murray Streets at about 5.50pm. The outside of a vehicle travelling east on Alice Street collided with the man, knocking him to the ground.
Police said the driver stopped to check on the man but was chased away by people who had been walking with him.
Police and ambulance officers attended the scene and treated the man, who was taken to Mildura Base Hospital suffering minor bruising and abrasions.
The driver returned a negative breath alcohol test and investigations are continuing.
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Food was strewn across the Barrier Highway on Tuesday morning when a truck trailer rolled over.
Police said a 41-year-old Broken Hill man was driving a road train pulling two trailers about 55 kilometres from Wilcannia at 2am on Tuesday when the incident occurred.
The man was pulling out from a truck stop when saw he was too close to the road's edge and over-corrected, causing his rear trailer to stray onto the unsealed side of the road.
The earth was soft due to recent train and the rear trailer rolled onto its side, suffering extensive damage and spilling the food products it was carrying onto the roadway.
The truck cabin and front trailer both remained upright and undamaged.
Police issued the driver with a warning.

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