Ute driver crashes in Denmark

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Police say a driver was lucky to avoid more serious injuries after crashing his car in Denmark on Sunday night.

Great Southern police remained hopeful of getting through the Easter long weekend period without a death on the region’s roads as the double demerits period concluded yesterday.

The 36-year-old man was conveyed to hospital in Perth yesterday after the crash on Lights Road just after 11pm on Sunday.

Police said the man, who was the only occupant of the car, lost control of his utility and rolled, narrowly avoiding trees.

Emergency services attended the crash scene and the man was taken to Denmark Hospital with serious head injuries.

Police are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the crash. Denmark police officer-in-charge Sergeant Matt Hartfield said the car fortunately missed large trees when rolling.

“He was very lucky,” Sgt Hartfield said. “That section of road is aligned with large karri trees so it could have been a lot worse.”

Sgt Hartfield said the behaviour of motorists in Denmark over the long weekend was pleasing considering the influx of visitors.

“We had no drink-drivers or anyone test positive to drugs so we appreciate the good behaviour of drivers,” he said.

The spreading of the road safety message across the long weekend began on Thursday at the annual Easter fatigue road stop on Albany Highway, with hundreds of motorists stopped by police in the afternoon.

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