Footage shows dangers of fatigue
Confronting dash-cam footage showing a vehicle slamming into a power pole on Great Southern Highway has been shared by WA police in a bid to warn drivers of the dangers of fatigue.
The footage shows a 69-yearold woman crashing on the highway on Wednesday, September 12, near Murdong.
The vehicle drifts across the oncoming lane and on to the verge.
The driver then over-corrects and darts back across the highway before slamming into a power pole.
Luckily, the driver suffered only minor injuries.
In their post, Great Southern police said: “Katanning police attended her crash and she was treated for minor injuries at Katanning Hospital.
“She has been interviewed and will not be facing any charges.
“However, she will have to undergo a Fitness to Hold examination to prove she is able to hold a driver’s licence.
“The driver realises she was lucky to survive, and asked us to release her dash-cam vision to warn other drivers of the dangers of fatigue.”
On Saturday, police fined a driver $1000 and gave them seven demerit points for travelling at 155km/h in a 90km/h zone on Albany Highway near Arthur River.
It follows a driver being clocked at 192km/h in a 110km/h zone on the same highway near Kojonup earlier this month.
A still from the crash footage released by Great Southern police.