Another car hits a shop-front

Drive-through: A vehicle, driven by an 89-year-old woman, collided with a store on Hare St, Echuca at 7.20pm on May 7. Photo by Steve Huntley

A car has crashed into an Echuca store-front in the latest in a number of similar incidents.

On March 23, a vehicle was driven into Century 21 Real Estate on Hare St, and on April 9, another vehicle crashed into a motel on High St.

This time, police, ambulance and CFA units from Echuca and Echuca Village responded to an incident on Saturday, May 7, which involved a driver colliding with a business on Hare St.

Officers were told that a car driving out of a driveway on Hare St, traveled across the road, mounted a kerb on the opposite side of the road and struck a shop-front post before coming to rest against the building at 7.20pm.

The driver and sole occupant of the car, an 89-year-old woman, received non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

The cause of the crash is believed to be driver error and the Echuca woman will undergo a license review.

Senior Sergeant Mick Carroll of Campaspe Police has urged anyone who is concerned about their elderly family members driving around to contact Campaspe Police or their local doctor about undertaking a license review.

“We know it is a difficult conversation to have but if it helps to keep the community safe then it is definitely a conversation worth having,” he said.

Campaspe Police has appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the police station on 5483 1500 or give Crime Stoppers a call on 1800 333 000.

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