Man escapes serious injuring after crashing white hatchback into light pole at a roundabout in Bayonet Head

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The white hatchback crashed into a light pole.
Camera IconThe white hatchback crashed into a light pole. Credit: Cameron Newbold

A man escaped serious injury after crashing into a light pole in Bayonet Head last Saturday night.

Police and emergency services were called to the roundabout at the intersection of Mercer Road and Lower King Road about 8.15pm after a white vehicle crashed into a pole in the middle of a median strip.

The crashed vehicle and light pole.
Camera IconThe crashed vehicle and light pole. Credit: Cameron Newbold

A 47-year-old man with a NSW driver’s licence was removed from the car by police after initial assessment by St John Ambulance paramedics.

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He was then taken to Albany Health Campus for observation but suffered no serious injuries in the heavy collision.

The power pole was left leaning over towards the roundabout after the impact of the crash.

Police at the crash scene.
Camera IconPolice at the crash scene. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Firefighters also attended and traffic around the collision was diverted while Western Power turned off electricity in the area for the safe removal of the hatchback by tow truck.

Albany police said the driver recorded negative readings for both alcohol and drugs after the crash


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