Driver hurt in Sunraysia Highway rollover

A MILDURA woman was lucky to escape with only minor injuries when her car rolled and landed on its roof on the Sunraysia Highway on Monday.

The 64-year-old was travelling from Nhill to Mildura about 8.35am when she lost ­control of her vehicle just outside Ouyen.

“The woman was driving near Bronzewing when she has veered on to the left-hand shoulder on a sweeping bend, over­corrected and swerved back on to the road before ­going on to the left-hand ­shoulder and colliding into trees before the car rolled and came to rest on its roof,” Ouyen police Sergeant Anthony Keely said.

“Shortly after a couple of rail workers came around the corner and saw a big pile of dust, found the car and immediately called 000.”

An SES crew and two CFA trucks attended the scene as a precaution however the woman, who was the sole occupant, was freed from the car with ease.

She was taken to Ouyen Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries including a cut to her head.

The driver was yet to be interviewed by police but speed was not believed to be a factor in the accident.

Sgt Keely said the incident served as a reminder for drivers to be vigilant in ensuring they were not fatigued or distracted when behind the wheel.

“People need to make sure they have plenty of rest before driving and if they feel tired, be sure to stop and have a 15-minute power nap,” he said.

“Drivers have a responsibility and duty of care to make sure they’re in a fit and proper state to drive.”

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