Wet con­di­tions cause ute to go in the drink

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

A man drove into a chan­nel on the cor­ner of Cot­tons Rd and the Mur­ray Val­ley Hwy in Co­bram about 11.50 am on Thurs­day.

The man was turn­ing on to Cot­tons Rd and skid­ded be­cause of the wet road con­di­tions, knock­ing over a keep left sign and plung­ing into the wa­ter.

He opened his car door and swam to land, where he was met by po­lice, an am­bu­lance, the CFA and SES min­utes later.

The shiv­er­ing man was given a blan­ket and breath-tested by po­lice, who found no al­co­hol in the man’s sys­tem.

De­spite the ac­ci­dent, the man seemed in high spir­its and was seen chuck­ling with po­lice of­fi­cers.

No­body was in­jured and noth­ing was dam­aged apart from the road sign and the man’s wa­ter-logged white Holden ute.

Chang­ing chan­nel: Wet con­di­tions saw a man plunge his ute in to a chan­nel in Co­bram last week.

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