Car and tram collide in Pall Mall

A DRIVER extensively damaged his late model Toyota Kluger after performing a U-turn in front of a tram in Pall Mall yesterday. 

The male driver pulled in front of the 1917 tram near Myer and the tram hit the driver’s side of the car. 

The Toyota was then pushed into a car on its left, damaging both vehicles. 

The tram was carrying about 30 people and three young boys in the car were visibly distressed after the smash. 

Bendigo highway patrol Leading Senior Constable Scott Andrews said the tram was travelling at low speed. “But it kept moving; it doesn’t stop, like a train,” he said. 

“The driver saw the tram but made a judgement error. 

“He probably shouldn’t have been performing a U-turn there anyway.” 

The tram sustained minor damage. 

Traffic was slowed as police, paramedics, firefighters and the SES attended the scene and the car was towed. 

Leading Senior Constable Andrews said the driver had been issued a penalty notice for failing to give way while conducting a U-turn. 

The male driver pulled in front of the 1917 tram near Myer and the tram hit the driver’s side of the car. 

The Toyota was then pushed into a car on its left, damaging both vehicles. 

The tram was carrying about 30 people and three young boys in the car were visibly distressed after the smash. 

Bendigo highway patrol Leading Senior Constable Scott Andrews said the tram was travelling at low speed. “But it kept moving; it doesn’t stop, like a train,” he said. 

“The driver saw the tram but made a judgement error. 

“He probably shouldn’t have been performing a U-turn there anyway.” 

The tram sustained minor damage. 

Traffic was slowed as police, paramedics, firefighters and the SES attended the scene and the car was towed. 

Leading Senior Constable Andrews said the driver had been issued a penalty notice for failing to give way while conducting a U-turn. 

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