Pair safely rescued after Tailrace crash

August 3, 2023 4:01 pm in by

Police and ambulance officers have rescued a woman and toddler from a car which entered the water during a single vehicle crash at the Tailrace Centre in Riverside.

The pair was not injured, and the woman called for emergency help when the crash occurred 10.30am.

The woman and toddler were taken to hospital as a precaution.

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Efforts are underway now to recover the vehicle.

The driver and her child were not physically injured; however, they were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Inspector Craig Fox applauded the quick action of police and ambulance officers who quickly rescued the woman and toddler from the vehicle.

“Understandably this would have been a traumatic experience for the woman and the child,” Inspector Fox said.

“The quick thinking and actions of emergency services prevented a potentially devastating outcome.

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“Police remain in contact with the woman, and are providing support to those involved.”

Police are continuing to make inquiries; however initial investigations suggest that inattention was a contributing factor.


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