April 4, 2024

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In a heartrending incident on the Dawson Highway near Wooderson, a collision between a station wagon and a prime mover has resulted in the death of a 70-year-old woman, leaving the local community and her family in mourning.

Incident Details
At approximately 5:30 pm on Wednesday, the Wooderson woman’s station wagon strayed onto the wrong side of the road, colliding head-on with a prime mover towing B-double fuel tankers. Despite emergency services’ efforts, the woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene. In a poignant twist of fate, her dog, a passenger in the car, miraculously survived the crash without any injuries and was subsequently taken to a veterinary clinic for care.

Emergency Response and Investigation
Emergency responders rushed to the scene at the Catfish Creek Bridge area to provide assistance and manage the aftermath of the crash. The prime mover’s driver emerged from the incident unscathed. Authorities promptly initiated an investigation to ascertain the crash’s cause, focusing on why the woman’s vehicle veered into oncoming traffic.

Community Impact and Road Safety Reminder
This tragic event has cast a shadow over the Wooderson community, serving as a stark reminder of road safety’s paramount importance. Local authorities and community members have extended their deepest sympathies to the deceased woman’s family and emphasized the need for vigilance while driving.

As the investigation into this tragic incident continues, the community reflects on the fragility of life and the critical need for road safety awareness. The miraculous survival of the woman’s dog adds a bittersweet note to this sorrowful event, reminding us of the unpredictable nature of road travel and the importance of cherishing every moment.