The local community has again been impacted by road tragedy with the death of Mulwala woman Cate Comber, 43, following a horrific road accident last week.RACHEAL WILLETT June 17, 2014 4:14pm
Sgt Grant Churchin of Mulwala Police said Ms Comber stopped at the intersection of Bull Plain Road and Spring Drive last Wednesday afternoon, June 11.
“She has attempted a right hand turn into Spring Drive but has pulled in front of a tipper truck which was travelling towards Corowa,” Sgt Churchin said.
“The tipper truck has attempted to avoid her utility but was unable to, colliding heavily with the driver’s door.”
Sgt Churchin said as a result of the impact Ms Comber suffered severe, life threatening injuries and was trapped in her vehicle.
“Mulwala Fire Brigade, Rural Fire Service and Police attended along with Yarrawonga Ambulance personnel,” Sgt Churchin said.
“After some time Ms Comber was stabilised by ambulance officers at the scene and was freed from the wreckage. She was airlifted from the scene by helicopter but died on the way to hospital.
“The driver of the tipper truck was treated for shock but otherwise uninjured in the collision.
“A number of local people witnessed the tragic accident. Early police enquiries indicate driver error was the cause of the collision.”
Sgt Churchin said investigation into the accident would continue and a report would be prepared for the Coroner.
Since 2011 the Yarrawonga Chronicle have teamed up with the TAC and VIC SES along with 40 other regional newspapers to assist in reducing the regional road toll.
The “Talk The Toll Down” campaign has been very successful in highlighting that the biggest threat to our road safety is our silence.
Yarrawonga Chronicle Managing Editor Jared Loughnan said fatalities on our local roads, as tragic as they are, more often involve local people not just out-of-towners passing through.
“We are committed to continually pushing this message and reinforcing that with a combined community effort we can all make a difference in making our local roads a safer place,” he said.
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