Driver hos­pi­talised with bro­ken leg, af­ter car hits pole

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

A PRE­VI­OUSLY de­clared miss­ing 31 year old man has been lo­cated by po­lice and has been ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal with a bro­ken leg fol­low­ing a sin­gle ve­hi­cle crash on Wan­garatta’s Tone Road on Tues­day night.

Sergeant Jef­fery Kyne of Wan­garatta po­lice said the mo­torist was trav­el­ling south along Tone Road in a Mazda Trib­ute when the ve­hi­cle struck and re­moved a light pole from the cen­tre plan­ta­tion.

“The car has come to rest on the cen­tre plan­ta­tion fac­ing the di­rec­tion from which it came,” Sgt Kyne said.

“The driver of the ve­hi­cle wasn’t found at the scene and was de­clared a miss­ing per­son.”

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at 7.30pm on Tues­day night and the man was re­ported found to po­lice me­dia at 8pm on Wed­nes­day.

Po­lice re­port that he was con­veyed to North­east Health Wan­garatta with in­juries in­clud­ing a bro­ken leg and lac­er­a­tions.

DIS­CUS­SIONS are con­tin­u­ing be­tween those propos­ing a so­cial co-hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in Wan­garatta’s Rail­way Precinct.

Mary Daly, one of the lo­cals in­volved in The Sid­ing project which aims to bring Brunswick­style liv­ing to Nor­ton Street, said in­ter­est was build­ing among the group with a num­ber of new mem­bers on board.

The co-hous­ing idea in­volves de­vel­op­ing a com­mu­nity which will utilise some shared fa­cil­i­ties, such as a laun­dry and an open space sur­rounded by apart­ments, with po­ten­tial for Airbnb ac­com­mo­da­tion and com­mer­cial space.

PO­LICE are ap­peal­ing to any busi­nesses in the Wan­garatta area that have had ei­ther char­ity tins or tip jars stolen on or around the Sun­day, Septem­ber 2.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to con­tact Se­nior Con­sta­ble Nel­son at Wan­garatta po­lice on 5723 0888.

PHOTO: Marc Bongers

WRITE OFF: What’s left of a ve­hi­cle which up­rooted a light pole on Tone Road.

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