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Flying sign causes accident

By Riverine Herald

AN EIGHT-year-old boy and his grandfather suffered cuts and a family was left shocked after a flying sign smashed into both of their cars.
A Cobram family of four was in their 4WD heading towards Moama on the Cobb Hwy near Tatalia Roundabout 12.15pm when they were hit by a piece of metal which came off a trailer travelling north carrying a load of scrap metal, signs and a barbecue.
It smashed the right-hand side of the vehicle, piercing the radiator, and side mirror.
The sign then rebounded onto a ute travelling in the opposite direction, smashing its windscreen.
A Melbourne man and his grandson sustained cuts to their faces from the shattered glass.
No hospitalisation was required.
Deniliquin's Inspector Jy Brown said police were investigating.
"The load was secured with load-rated straps but it appears due to the inclement weather, one of the straps broke and as a result one of the signs came loose and collided with the vehicle travelling south and then a ute on the opposite side of the road," he said.
"Inquiries are ongoing as to what action if any will be taken against the driver with the trailer."
That driver is a 21-year-old man from Moama.
The cars had to be towed.
More, including the families’ stories, in Monday’s Riv.