Family ‘lucky’ to walk away from Geraldton crash without injury

Michael Roberts and Phoebe PinGeraldton Guardian
The Mazda 3 sustained heavy damage, but airbags didn't deploy
Camera IconThe Mazda 3 sustained heavy damage, but airbags didn't deploy

An 88-year-old grandmother and and her female driver walked away unscathed from a serious crash on Friday afternoon after two cars collided outside St John of God Geraldton.

St John Ambulance attended the priority one call at 12.11pm, but none involved in the crash required transport to hospital.

The male driver of a white Hyundai van tried to make a right turn onto Hermitage Street but didn’t see a blue Mazda 3 heading in the opposite direction along Cathedral Avenue, according to police.

The Mazda smashed into the left-hand side of the Hyundai, with the former taking the worst of the damage.

Buses managed to squeeze through the scene as police directed traffic
Camera IconBuses managed to squeeze through the scene as police directed traffic

Geraldton acting traffic Sgt. Keith Burrows said it was lucky no one – including the 88-year-old passenger in the Mazda – was injured in the crash.

But he said it was concerning the airbags of the Mazda 3 didn’t deploy during the crash.

Sgt Burrows said the male driver of the Hyundai would be served an infringement notice for failing to give way to oncoming traffic when making a right-hand turn.

Police directed traffic around the crash before a tow truck carried the Mazda away just after 1.15pm.

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