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Man and dog walk away after crashing into pole

UNHURT: Archie Dimas and his dog Bozo were the occupants of a vehicle which struck and damaged a power pole on Port Curtis Way at Yarwun on Monday.
UNHURT: Archie Dimas and his dog Bozo were the occupants of a vehicle which struck and damaged a power pole on Port Curtis Way at Yarwun on Monday. Mike Richards

A MAN and his dog walked away from a crash unscathed after they brought down a power pole in Yarwun on Monday.

The accident occurred about 10.40am on Port Curtis Way.

Archie Dimas and his dog Bozo were exiting the roundabout at the Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun site when Mr Dimas lost control of his Toyota Corolla.

"I hit the brakes and lost control of the car," he said.

"It all happened so fast. It's hard to say where I went wrong. I'm a bit shaken but we are okay."

A police representative said roadways presented more danger in slight drizzle rather than a heavy downpour.

That was due to residual detergent gathering on bitumen, making surfaces increasingly slippery.

"We are encouraging motorists to take extra precautions during wet weather due to the slippery conditions of roads," he said.

"It is often in slightly wet conditions that road accidents are most common.

"Please take care on the roads and drive to the conditions."

Traffic was not disrupted in either direction and electricity supply was not affected.

WHERE RAIN FELL:

  • Gladstone 5.2 mm
  • Boyne Island 3mm
  • Benaraby 2mm
  • Awoonga Dam 2mm
  • Town of Seventeen Seventy 0.8m
  • Captain Creek 4mm
  • Miriam Vale 7mm

Topics:  accident, crash, gladstone police, rain



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