Crashes prompt police alert

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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A driver lost control of her car on caves road smashing into a pole at the Elmore Road roundabout
Camera IconA driver lost control of her car on caves road smashing into a pole at the Elmore Road roundabout Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

Police have issued a warning for drivers ahead of winter after two serious crashes in wet conditions over the past week.

About 2am on Sunday the driver of a red Ford Focus lost control on Caves Road, mounting the Elmore Road roundabout and hitting a light pole.

Dunsborough police Sergeant Stewart Dungey said no one was injured but the driver refused a random breath test and was charged.

“Make sure when you get behind the wheel you are driving appropriately for the conditions and that your vehicle is roadworthy,” Sgt Dungey said.

On Wednesday, May 1, an overloaded trailer jackknifed, causing a white Mazda utility to roll on Bussell Highway in Vasse.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are requesting that any witnesses or vehicle owners with dash-cam footage of the incident come forward.

Busselton police Sergeant Jenny Sara said it was important for motorists to stay alert at the wheel.

She said 70 per cent of traffic incidents occurred because of fatigue or unintentional mistakes.

“Motorists need to watch out for children and pedestrians now that school holidays are over and remember to slow down in school zones,” she said.

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