A P-Plate driver lost control of their vehicle on Station Road on Saturday, crashing into another motorist. Neither driver was seriously injured in the incident.
A P-Plate driver lost control of their vehicle on Station Road on Saturday, crashing into another motorist. Neither driver was seriously injured in the incident. David Crossley

Close call for P-plater

A P-PLATE driver was fined for failing to have control of his vehicle after crashing his car into another vehicle on Saturday.

Investigating officers said the 17-year-old driver had been heading up Station Rd towards the heritage railway precinct about 3pm when his Nissan Pulsar left the road slightly, his wheels hitting the loose dirt on the road's shoulder.

A Toyota Camry, driven by a 50-year-old woman, was heading down the hill at the time and as the two vehicles approached, the Pulsar appeared to fish tail on to her side of the road.

Police said the young driver had over-corrected his vehicle after veering off the road slightly and, as a result, the back tyres slid out and the vehicle ended up on the wrong side of the road.

The Camry driver attempted to avoid the Nissan but hit the rear driver's side with the front of her vehicle.

Neither driver suffered injuries, but the woman was transported to hospital for a medical check.

Both drivers were breath-tested, recording a negative result.

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