Police kept busy in Millicent

HOLE IN OLD SE TIMES BUILDING: A vehicle accident caused this hole in the former office building on Davenport Street.

POLICE were kept busy in Millicent last Friday with two vehicle accidents, one which resulted in a hole in a wall at the former South Eastern Times office on Davenport Street.

Now disused, the building is pictured here, with the hole caused by the accident.

Police said that just before 2pm on Friday they received reports that a black Mitsubishi Lancer had crashed into the wall of the building.

A statement from SA Police read: “Millicent police attended the scene and spoke to the driver of the vehicle, a 43-year old woman from Rendelsham”.

“The driver indicated that she had left the vehicle parked on Davenport Street and was in a shop at the time of the crash.

“The vehicle was possibly left in neutral and veered across the road, mounted the driveway in front of the building and crashed into the building.

“No-one was injured in the collision.

“Investigations are continuing.”

In another incident, just after 11pm on Friday, police received reports of a vehicle collision on Mount Gambier Road east of Millicent.

A statement from police read: “Local police attended the scene and found a Toyota station wagon which had gone through a fence into a paddock, and a damaged Nissan wagon on the other side of the road”.

“They spoke with a man at the scene who identified himself as the driver of the Nissan wagon.

“He indicated that while driving north on Mount Gambier road he lost control of his vehicle which subsequently crashed into the Toyota which was parked on the road, causing it to go through the fence.

“No one was injured in the crash and the driver, an 18-year-old Millicent man, was reported for failing to maintain effective control of a vehicle.”