A VIDEO of an Angle Vale driver’s crash last week has gone viral, spreading an important road safety message.
The video, captured on driver Pauline Nobel’s dash camera last Friday morning, was later uploaded to the ‘Dash Cam Owners Australia’ Facebook page, where almost 100,000 online viewers watched the accident unfold at the Dalkeith Road/Angle Vale Road intersection.
The incident was a failure to give way, with Mrs Nobel, who was travelling on Angle Vale Road, being T-boned by a second vehicle entering from Dalkeith Road.
“I don’t like looking at it, or hearing myself, for a start, because the accident plays over in your brain, anyway, so you don’t want to be having that anxiety all of the time,” Mrs Nobel said.
“It freaks me out a little bit, but it definitely makes people who see it stop and think.
“It is just the realisation that we have got to be more aware of what we’re doing on the road, and be aware of what’s going on all around.”
Mrs Nobel, who, fortunately, only experienced minor injuries, said she is aware the intersection and the Dalkeith Road/Main North Road junction are known for being common crash locations, and always approaches them with greater caution.
“I have been aware of those roads and I do tend to look a lot more, but when an accident is going to happen, it’s going to happen no matter how aware you are,” she said.
“They (Main North/Dalkeith and Angle Vale/Dalkeith) are not good intersections.”
Online viewers commented on the video, saying the intersection is a high-incident area, some even claiming the area is prone to accidents weekly.
A South Australia Police spokesperson said the driver of the other vehicle was a 32-year-old man from Gulfview Heights, who has been issued with an expiation notice for failing to give way.
He also tested positive to illicit drugs during a roadside test and the sample was sent for forensic analysis.