Driver survives “close call”

AN Elizabeth Park man has survived a “close call” after rolling his car into a tree in Gawler Belt during wet conditions last Thursday morning.

The man was driving south along Redbanks Road just after 9am when he lost control of his white Toyota sedan and drove across the intersecting Clancy Road.

The car flipped, coming to rest on its side at a tree on the other side of Clancy Road, where a roadside memorial from a past fatality still remains.

Police and emergency services were quick onto the scene, but the man escaped the accident without injury.

The incident occurred after 2mm of rain had fallen in the previous eight hours at the nearby Roseworthy weather station, the bulk of which came after 6am.

The man, who didn’t give his name, said it was a “close call”.

“That thing saved me,” he said, pointing to the memorial.

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