Woman escapes injury as Albany CBD rollover stops traffic

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The female driver of the Holden Captiva was breath-tested at the scene.
Camera IconThe female driver of the Holden Captiva was breath-tested at the scene. Credit: Taj Stubber / Albany Advertiser

A woman has emerged unscathed after her SUV rolled and landed on its roof in the middle of Middleton Road yesterday.

Just after 5pm, emergency services responded to a call of a single-vehicle crash in the Albany CBD.

Police say a white Holden Captiva was travelling in a southerly direction on Middleton Road, when it mounted the curb and struck a thick support wire or guy-wire attached to a power pole.

The car then hit the power hole and flipped.

The female driver, the only occupant in the vehicle, escaped without injury.

The crash scene on Middleton Road in Albany.
Camera IconThe crash scene on Middleton Road in Albany. Credit: Liam Croy / Albany Advertiser

Senior Constable Bennet Moss said the driver was breath-tested at the scene and is helping police with their investigation into the crash.

“The vehicle is basically a write-off,” Sen. Cons. Moss said.

“The driver is assisting us with our inquires.

“It doesn’t appear speed was involved here — the car has mounted the curb and gone into the power pole.

“We have heard some reports of a car on the wrong side of the road in other locations but we are still interviewing witnesses.”

The crash stopped traffic on Middleton Road.
Camera IconThe crash stopped traffic on Middleton Road. Credit: Taj Stubber / Albany Advertiser

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