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.