‘Lucky escape’ for man and dog in ute rollover in WA’s Mid West

Staff reportersGeraldton Guardian
The scene of the ute rollover north-west of Northampton earlier today.
Camera IconThe scene of the ute rollover north-west of Northampton earlier today. Credit: Geraldton police/Twitter

Police say a driver and his dog had a lucky escape when a utility rolled in the Mid West today, landing on its roof.

Geraldton police tweeted a picture of the utility after attending the crash on Port Gregory Road, about 20 kilometres north-west of Northampton, at noon.

“A very lucky escape for the driver and his dog,” the Tweet read.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the man managed to climb out of the vehicle before ambulance volunteers, firefighters and police arrived.

Police across the State are out in numbers for the double demerit WA Day long weekend.

Officers are focussing on offences including speeding, not wearing seat belts, drink and drug driving, running red lights and using mobile phones while driving.

The double demerit period ends at 11.59pm on Monday.

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