Driver hospitalised with broken leg, after car hits pole
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.
WRITE OFF: What’s left of a vehicle which uprooted a light pole on Tone Road.