Driver safety urged: String of collisions

A STRING of car accidents continue to plague Swan Hill roads, with an elderly woman taken to hospital after a two-car crash yesterday morning. 

The woman, 70, is understood to have been a driver of one of the vehicles, with no other people reportedly injured in the Curlewis Street accident. 

Emergency services were called to Curlewis Street, out the front of the Swan Hill Bowls Club, at around 10am. 

Police, paramedics, firefighters and the Swan Hill SES unit raced to the scene, arriving to find a black Ford Falcon with significant damage to its front bumper, and a red Grand Cherokee Jeep with a large dent in its side. 

First Constable Jamie Goode said it appeared the driver of the Jeep had been at fault. 

"The offending driver was parked on Curlewis Street, she has pulled out without looking and had a bit if a head on with the other driver," he said. 

The 30-year-old driver of the Ford Falcon was not injured in the incident. 

First-Const Goode said the offending driver would be issued with an infringement notice. 

Traffic was guided past the incident, before the street was briefly blocked off between the McCallum Street roundabout and Pritchard Street.

A spokesperson for Ambulance Victoria said one woman was taken to hospital in a stable condition. 

"Paramedics were called to Curlewis Street in Swan Hill following reports of a collision between two vehicles," the spokesperson said. 

"A woman in her 70s was taken to Swan Hill public hospital in a stable condition with soft tissue injuries."

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

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