Woman escapes serious injury in pole collision
A YOUNG woman was lucky to escape the ute she was driving without serious injury after she mounted a nature strip and ploughed into a light pole.
Senior Constable First Class Chris Castle of Darwin City Police station said the white utility was travelling inbound on the Stuart Highway, past Nylander at Stuart Park, when the 26-year-old female driver appeared to have lost control.
“(The ute) has gone up the nature strip and collided with the (light) pole, which has also collapsed on the car,” he said.
Fire and ambulance crews attended the scene of the accident, which happened about 9am Saturday morning.
“She was up and about (after the accident) but has been conveyed to Royal Darwin Hospital for further observation,” he said.
“She was very lucky in this circumstance, especially with a live power pole here, live wires, and the actual impact itself.
“It appears the airbags deployed and our driver was wearing a seat belt which is a good thing.”
Sen-Constable Castle thanked members of the public who stopped to help the woman.
Less than an hour after the incident, a man travelling past was too busy looking at the scene and rear ended a fellow motorist.
A young female driver lost control of a ute on the Stuart Hwy near the bend opposite The Avenue and crashed into a light pole