Car flips after cough
A FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE ended up on its side in the centre of Leongatha last Wednesday, after the driver allegedly closed his eyes while coughing.
The driver, a 44 year old Leongatha, man and the 21 year old passenger of the Mitsubishi Pajero received minor injuries as a result of the crash on Bair Street around 1.35pm.
Police said the driver claimed to have had a coughing episode during which he closed his eyes and ran wide on the right hand bend as he headed west past the BP service station towards the CBD.
The vehicle mounted the median strip south of Bair Street and collided with two black and white signs.
The vehicle then tipped over onto the passenger side as it left the median strip and slid along the road and into the centre median strip outside the CFA, near the new traffic lights.
No other vehicles or parties were involved in the collision.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Leading Senior Constable Scott Simcock from the Bass Coast Highway Patrol on 5671 4191.
The collision is still under investigation. Police said alcohol was not a factor.
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