LEFT, Street closed: The scene outside the high school yesterday afternoon after a streetlight was felled by a motorist.
LEFT, Street closed: The scene outside the high school yesterday afternoon after a streetlight was felled by a motorist.

Street closed after car crashes

WARWICK’S Palmerin Street at the high school end was closed for more than half an hour yesterday afternoon after a female motorist knockedover a streetlight pole in the middle of the road.

The incident occurred shortly before 2pm when the driver of a white coupe parked outside Warwick State High School reversed into the post, bumping it off its base and tipping it forward on the road.

Onlookers and media alike were amazed that her vehicle sustained nothing more than some green paint scratched off the pole onto the bumper bar as a result of the collision.

Debris was cleared up and the pole removed by an Ergon Energy crew for repairs, with no loss of power in the area.

A witness said speed did not appear to be a factor, with the vehicle travelling at a normal reversing speed.

A Warwick Police spokesman said the driver of the vehicle had been interviewed at the scene by officers and would appear in court at a later date on a charge of driving without due care and attention.

Palmerin Street was re-opened about 2.30pm, ahead of school pick-up time.


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