A utility after it crashed into a ditch on Monday.
A utility after it crashed into a ditch on Monday. Renee Pilcher

Overtaking ute drives into ditch

A FORD ute is Tin Can Bay Rd's latest victim, ending up in a deep ditch off the road.

A 64-year-old driver told police he had tried to overtake a slow moving ute on Monday when he lost control of his vehicle.

He said he couldn't correct the steering and veered off the opposite side of the road, landing in a ditch.

He could not recall the events following the overtaking manoeuvre and was unsure how he lost control of his car.

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution because of his high blood pressure, but he had no obvious injuries.

A breath test returned negative.

Investigating officers said the section of the road where the accident happened was straight with a speed limit of 100kmh.

The weather was fine and skid marks were visible on the road 30 metres from the car in the ditch.

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