Two-car prang at Berri hot-spot

Emergency services were called to the scene of a two-car crash at the Crawford Terrace and Old Sturt Highway intersection near the United service station just after 8.30am on Tuesday. PHOTO: Sara Gilligan

EMERGENCY services res-ponded to a two-car crash at a Berri intersection on Tuesday morning that pushed a vehicle through a fence and down an embankment.
The Berri Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) were called to the scene – at the Crawford Terrace and Old Sturt Highway intersection – just after 8.30am.
Berri MFS station officer Mark Wenman said a driver failed to give way near the United petrol station.
“Both drivers were checked over by SAAS, but no one was taken to hospital,” he said.
“One of the cars ended up through a fence and was pushed into the Army barracks down over the embankment after the impact.
“A tow truck was called in to remove at least one of the vehicles and the road was closed for some time.”
Mr Wenman said the intersection was becoming a hot-spot for accidents.
“I estimate about six crashes have occurred there over the past couple months and it’s become a bit of a notorious intersection for accidents – especially in the early morning and late afternoons during those rush times,” he said.
“It’s one of those things – people are always in a hurry to get somewhere and it only takes a split second for something like this to happen.
“Luckily it is a relatively low-speed corner, but we do get a lot of trucks using that road.
“Care needs to be taken when navigating around that intersection.”
Meanwhile, emergency services were also called to a crash on Stanitzki Road, between Loxton to Yamba, at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Sara Gilligan


Sara Gilligan completed a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Writing and Creative Communication at the University of South Australia in 2014. Sara grew up in the Adelaide Hills before moving to the Riverland to pursue her career. She has spent the past four years working as a journalist for the Taylor Group – transferring from The River News in Waikerie to the Murray Pioneer in 2016. Her column Sara Says features weekly on page 2 of Tuesday’s Pioneer. Her hobbies include photography, reading, wine tasting, fishing and exploring the Riverland landscape.

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