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Call to restrict street access

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May 12, 2018

Wrong way: A red Mazda driving to Fairway Drive, Mooroopna ended up crashing through a fence.

Mooroopna residents are calling for something to be done about traffic on their residential streets following a crash on Thursday afternoon.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said a woman crashed through a fence just before 6pm after failing to give way.

‘‘It is believed a Mazda driving down Fairway Dve failed to give way and hit the rear side passenger seat of a Holden travelling down Elizabeth St,’’ a statement read.

‘‘The force of the collision caused the car that was hit to spin and go through a residential fence before hitting two cars in the yard.’’

Witness Russell Wilson lives next door to where the prang occurred and said he heard ‘‘a lot of banging and crashing’’.

‘‘I thought ‘that’s not good’,’’ he said.

‘‘I didn’t realise the amount of traffic up this street, it’s seriously a rat-run; people use it as a shortcut through to Echuca Rd.’’

Mr Wilson called on a traffic diversion to restrict the back roads of Mooroopna to local traffic only.

Mooroopna resident Geraldene Repacholi agreed, suggesting a roundabout or speed humps could be a solution to the problems.

‘‘They just don’t slow down, I’ve been here for 10 years and it has gotten busier and busier,’’ she said.

‘‘Police are always here trying to catch them with their radars — they sit up at McDonald’s — but we should band together and start getting people to take notice.’’

No one was injured in the incident but police said the woman would receive an infringement notice in the mail.

Emergency services including police, ambulance and the Country Fire Authority all attended the scene.

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