A close call for truck driver, 4WD on freeway
Guest speaker will discuss disability and feminism
A TRUCK driver will be facing a charge of careless driving after veering off the Hume Freeway into the median strip, forcing a 4WD driver to take evasive action near Wangaratta yesterday.
Leading Senior Constable Jo Miller of Wangaratta police said the incident ocurred around 9.45am while both vehicles were travelling north on the freeway, near the Wangaratta bypass at 15 Mile Creek.
“The interstate driver of the B-double travelling in the left lane has veered off towards the median strip, forcing a 4WD driver from Bombala in NSW travelling in the right lane to also veer off into the median strip to avoid a collision,” Ld Sen Const Miller said.
“No vehicle was damaged or person hurt, but they were both very lucky.
“Another few metres and they were looking at ending up in the culvert, which could have presented a very different outcome.”
Ld Sen Const Miller said the truck driver is to be charge with careless driving.
WANGARATTA locals are encouraged to attend Women’s Health Goulburn North East’s annual general meeting this evening, featuring activist Carly Findlay (pictured).
Originally from Albury, Ms Findlay is an experienced public speaker and writer who has worked hard to challenge public perception surrounding people who have an unconventional appearance.
She recently appeared on an episode of ABC’s ‘You Can’t Ask That’ television series, where she confronted questions about living with ichthyosis, a genetic skin condition, which gives her skin a red appearance.
“I identify as a woman with a disability,” Ms Findlay told the Wangaratta Chronicle.
“My presentation will be about disability and feminism, and how disability is often a forgotten element of diversity.”
Currently living in Melbourne, Ms Findlay has performed at a number of popular events, including the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Emerging Writers Festival.
“I’ve been to Wangaratta many times, but I’ve never given a speech there so it’ll be my first time,” she said. “I’m looking forward to it.” The activist will share her unique perspective on feminism and intersectionality at the meeting, which will be held at the Gateway Quality Hotel this evening from 5pm to 6.30pm.
To register, visit www. eventbrite.com.au/e/ whgne-agm-2017challenge-your-thinkingtickets-37681750129.