Car clipped at Kangaroo Flat

UPDATE 8PM: The driver of a parked car which was clipped by a passing truck on High Street in Kangaroo Flat said he was not scared for his life despite coming within inches of harm.

Bendigo resident Cameron Penna said he was more concerned for his wife Natasha and their two children, who were all sitting in the car at the time.

The family had been picking up dinner on High Street, and were parked opposite the Kangaroo Flat Hotel.

Mr Penna said a truck hit the door as he was trying to put his eight-month-old daughter in the child safety seat on the right-hand side of the car.

He said the wind from the truck passing had caused the back rear right door to open fully before it was struck.

Mr Penna said the truck probably wasn't doing more than 50km/h when it hit, and while it didn't stop but he didn't think about it because it "wasn't my primary concern".

He said Natasha was in the passenger seat and their two-and-a-half year old son in the back left seat.

Mrs Penna said she was glad everyone was okay but she did think the worst had happened.

"I thought it was going to hit my husband," she said.

Mr Penna said he was annoyed rather than angry at the accident.

Leading Senior Constable Hudson Crothers of Bendigo police said it was possible the truck "may not have known" he had clipped the vehicle.

He said visibility at that time of night and the grey car might have played a part in why the truck came close to the car.

"Drivers need to be mindful when it's getting dark," he said.

EARLIER: POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident at Kangaroo Flat tonight. 

A driver was putting a child into the back seat of his grey Mitsubishi, parked legally in High Street opposite the Kangaroo Flat Hotel, when a prime mover driving past caused a rear door to blow open. 

The prime mover clipped the door, which was badly damaged. 

No-one was injured in the incident. 

The prime mover, towing a trailer, has continued driving. 

Bendigo police have asked people with information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

More to come.


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