Hor­ror crash has driver wary

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

It was a nor­mal week­day night at around 6.30pm when Ash Wheaton was re­turn­ing home to Yar­ra­wonga from Shep­par­ton.

Al­most 10 min­utes from home he sud­denly felt an almighty thud on the front of his ve­hi­cle.

Won­der­ing what he had hit he pulled over im­me­di­ately, stepped out of his ve­hi­cle and was greeted by a large kan­ga­roo on top of his car.

“It just sud­denly bounced out in front of me, out of nowhere,” he ex­plained.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened ap­prox­i­mately 10km west from Yar­ra­wonga near the cor­ner of Telford Road and Kata­matite Road. “I have never seen roos on this stretch of road,” Ash said.

“I’m not a fre­quent driver of this road, about once a month max­i­mum.”

Ash said his ve­hi­cle was not quite writ­ten-off but it has taken over three weeks to have it re­paired.

And as a re­sult of this in­ci­dent he said he will be mak­ing ev­ery ef­fort to min­imise driv­ing at dawn and dusk out­side of town. In­ci­dents like these are hap­pen­ing more and more on local roads

This kan­ga­roo ended up on top of Ash Wheaton’s ve­hi­cle. The dam­aged car needed to be towed.

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