Driver escapes ugly smash

A 25-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after his car col- lided with a tree in Sandy Creek last Thursday.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene of where a black Ford Focus had collided with a tree, just east of the Barossa Valley Way/Rosedale Road intersection, shortly after 2.30pm. The car was travelling west, in the direction of Gawler, when it veered into the tree on the left side of the roadway.

Firefighters from both the metropolitan and country fire services had to cut open the driver’s side doors to the car to free the male driver and single occupant of the vehicle, as the front of the car was completely smashed-in on impact.

The man was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being taken to Lyell McEwin Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A section of Barossa Valley Way immediately surrounding the scene was closed to traffic for around two hours after the incident, with vehicles approaching from both directions being turned away by police in the meantime.

Police investigations into the crash are continuing

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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