Woman walks away from this …and then milks cows


Woman walks away from this …and then milks cows

THE wombat came from nowhere and Patricia Ludgate could not swerve to avoid it.
The Wonthaggi woman was on her way to work when her vehicle collided with the wombat and then hit a tree on the side of the Bass Highway at Leongatha South recently.
The force of the impact crashed the side of her Nissan Pathfinder, caving in the passenger’s door and footwell, and leaving the bonnet buckled.
Somehow, despite suffering bruising and scratches, and vomiting from the stress of the ordeal at 4.45am, Ms Ludgate found the energy to continue on to work milking cows at a Boorool farm, after her husband Tony collected her.
“The horrible thing about it was that I had four cars pass me and no-one stopped,” she said.
“I was standing on the side of the road, but you would have thought someone would have stopped and asked if I was okay.”
Despite her vehicle spinning around 180 degrees and glass falling over her, Ms Ludgate said she felt protected.
“It was like I had someone’s arms wrapped around me like a guardian angel,” she said.
“I reckon it was my late grandparents. We were always close.
“I’m grateful to still be alive considering it could have been a lot worse.”
Ms Ludgate urged motorists to watch for wildlife on the roads, particularly near where her accident occurred, not far from Zotti and Dowels Road. Nearby bush provides habitat for wombats, wallabies, kangaroos and koalas.
“Just take it easy. I was not speeding when the accident happened. I just see a lot of people speeding past me because they’re in a hurry,” she said.
“I see so much stupid driving.”


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