Wire barrier saves driver’s life in crash

A Princetown man is lucky to have escaped serious injury after being involved in a single-vehicle crash on the Princes Highway.

A man was lucky to escape serious injury after wire-rope barriers stopped his vehicle in a single-car crash east of Colac.

The man, an 81-year-old Princetown resident, was the sole occupant of the vehicle when he fell asleep while driving west on the Princes Highway about 10.30am on Friday.

The vehicle mounted wire-safety barriers which brought the car to a complete stop near Conns Lane at Birregurra.

Acting Sergeant Jamie Kahle of Colac Highway Patrol Unit said barriers prevented a worse crash.

“It has saved a life again, I’m pretty confident to say,” Sgt Kahle said, citing trees and a powerpole as potential objects in the vehicle’s collision path if rope barriers did not stop the vehicle.

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One Response to “Wire barrier saves driver’s life in crash”

  1. Juggy

    Wow… Very lucky. 🍀👍🏼

    You should ask Richard Riordan for a comment on this. 🤐