Lucky escape in highway roll-over

Geraldton Guardian
The scene after the crash.
Camera IconThe scene after the crash. Credit: WA Police/Twitter

A Geraldton driver and his passengers had a lucky escape when their car and trailer rolled on North West Coastal Highway on the way to Carnarvon on Good Friday.

Police said the accident happened about 2.15pm, about 50 kilometres south of Carnarvon, when the driver swerved to avoid a goat that strayed onto the road.

Senior Sergeant Steven Martyn of Carnarvon Police Station said the driver swerved into the oncoming lane, hit the dirt on the right hand side of the road and over-corrected, causing the car and trailer to roll.

The car was travelling about 100km/h at the time.

Sen. Sgt Martyn said there were two men in the car and a male juvenile.

One of the occupants suffered a broken ankle.

Sen. Sgt Martyn said it was an unfortunate accident, but a timely reminder for motorists to drive to the conditions.

“Drivers need to appreciate that animals can stray onto the road anytime day or night,” he said.

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