Roadworks blamed for accident

Police newsThe roadworks currently underway in Currajong Street were blamed as the cause of a collision between two vehicles on Tuesday afternoon.
Nanjing Night Net

A 42 year-old Queensland man driving a Nissan Patrol was travelling east in Church Street when he attempted to turn left into Currajong Street.

He realised major works were underway, baulked and then collided with a Ford Falcon driven by a 53 year-old Parkes woman.

Police and Ambulance were called to the accident scene where the woman declined ambulance treatment.

However, according to police she later presented herself to the Parkes Hospital for observation.

The male driver was uninjured.

The Falcon was towed from the scene and only minor damage caused to the Nissan Patrol.

Meanwhile, Acting Inspector Jason Barker has reminded motorists of the changes to the law in regards to reporting motor vehicle accidents.

“The new regulations have been in place for almost 12 months now but locally, police are still receiving calls relating to minor accidents,” Acting Inspector Barker said.

“Police need only attend an accident for the following reasons – someone is killed or injured, a party fails to stop and exchange particulars, or a driver is allegedly under the influence of liquor or a drug.

“Tow away collisions still need to be reported to police within 24 hours of occurring, however, there may n ot be a requirement for police to attend the scene.

“In all other circumstances, motorists are asked to contact their insurance company directly to arrange repairs.

“May I stress that if ever anyone is in doubt following an accident, it is requested to call police for advice,” he said

Truck brings down

power lines

Police were called to control traffic after a truck brought down sagging power lines outside a residence on Orange Road on Tuesday morning.

It is understood the wires had been affected by the sudden burst of hot weather which saw temperatures in the mid 30s.

Police were first called to the scene at 11.30am and were in attendance for several hours whilst Essential Energy staff corrected the problem.

Parkes Shire Council Traffic Control diverted traffic via Military and Eugowra Roads throughout the emergency.

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