Footage shows dan­gers of fa­tigue

Great Southern Herald - - News -

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.

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