TWO Mount Gambier men were seriously injured after a single car crash on the city’s outskirts over the weekend.
Just before midnight on Saturday, a Range Rover travelling at high speed in an easterly direction on Bishop Road at Mount Gambier, failed to negotiate a bend at the junction of Kennedy Avenue.
The car subsequently drove up a two-metre embankment and through a fence before becoming airborne for about 20 metres.
The vehicle nose-dived into the ground before tumbling end on end and coming to rest.
The vehicle was destroyed beyond recognition.
The driver, a 25-year-old man, and the passenger, a 22-year-old man, both from Mount Gambier, were extracted from the vehicle and taken to Mount Gambier Hospital where they were treated for serious but non life threatening injuries.
Limestone Coast Local Service Area officer in charge Superintendent Phil Hoff said he could no understand how no lives were lost.
“How no lives were lost in this crash is beyond me,” he said.
“Speed is an obvious factor and it appears that the occupants were not wearing seat belts.
“We are in National Road Safety Week and we’re confronted with one of the worst collisions in the Limestone Coast this year. It is beyond belief,” he said.
WOMEN SEEK TREATMENT AFTER CONSUMING CANNABIS COOKIES
SIX women were taken to hospital after consuming cannabis over the weekend in Millicent.
Police and ambulance personnel were called to an address in Millicent around 9.30pm on Saturday after reports five women aged in their late teens to mid 20s were unconscious in the home.
A sixth woman, who was ill, called for assistance.
Information obtained at the scene was that the women had all consumed cannabis cookies.
They were all conveyed to Millicent Hospital where they were treated.
The women were issued with cautions for failing to comply with a direction under the Emergency Management Act.
Police searched the home of a 24-year-old local man where they located cannabis and associated equipment.
A 24-year-old Millicent man was reported for supplying a controlled drug.
Limestone Coast Local Service Area officer in charge Superintendent Phil Hoff said the situation was seriously concerning.
“When five people lose consciousness because of something they’ve consumed it is alarming,” he said.
“Our priority was to establish if these cookies had been further distributed to ensure no-one else was at risk, thankfully it appears not.
“Illicit substances are illicit for a reason. This is a timely message to the community to make better choices. Our investigations continue which will include a scientific analysis of the items seized.”
If anyone has been affected by this drug or has any information in relation to this incident they are encouraged to contact the Police Assistance Line on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.