Police urge caution after crashes in CBD

POLICE continue to urge motorists to slow down after another head on crash at a busy Bendigo intersection.

A two-car collision last night slowed down peak hour traffic when a P-plater failed to give way to oncoming traffic.

The P-plater, driving a Hyundai Getz, hit the oncoming Nissan on the corner of Don and High streets in Bendigo at about 5.20pm.

Police and CFA were called to the scene and took 40 minutes to remove the cars and clean the scene.

First Constable Paul Lethlean said glare from the sun had been a factor in the crash.

"The red vehicle travelling down Don Street was hit by a white vehicle that failed to give way to oncoming traffic," he said.

"The P-plate driver was issued with a notice for failing to give way and both cars were towed away."

First Constable Lethlean also commended the work of the CFA and Ambulance crews.

"The fireys and the ambos did a good job," he said.

"Paramedics checked out both drivers and no one required medical attention."

It is the second crash in as many days in the Bendigo CBD.

A collision on Monday afternoon occurred between a silver Holden commodore and a black Jeep on the corner of Barnard and View streets.

No-one was hurt in the incident but First Constable Lethlean said drivers should be aware and take their time.

"That (Don Street) intersection is bedlam at the best of times," he said.

"It only takes a couple of seconds to look around and check your surroundings."

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