Police heartened to see motorists slowing down after crash near Eaglehawk Road today

Police have praised motorists who slowed down when passing emergency vehicles following a car crash this afternoon on Holdsworth Road.

Victoria Police have warned they will soon crack down on those who failed to slow to 40km/h when passing emergency vehicles after noticing confusion among motorists.

They will soon more stringently enforce rules that came into force in July 2017.

Acting Sergeant Peter Dyer thanked motorists who safely passed the scene of this afternoon’s crash.

That crash was allegedly triggered by the driver of a silver CRV Honda who failed to see a stationary blue Ford Territory had stopped at the intersection at Eaglehawk Road.

The Honda allegedly ran up the back of a trailer the Ford was towing. The crash caused damage to the trailer and the front of the Honda.

A section of Holdsworth Road between Gundry Street and Eaglehawk Road was blocked as Police, CFA and Ambulance Victoria assessed the scene.

There were no injuries, but the driver of the Honda was being taken to hospital for a check-up and to have bloods taken, which Acting Sergeant Dyer said was routine in this sort of situation.

“Obviously, this is inattention. People need to be aware of what is happening in front of them and keep a good lookout,” he said.

Holdsworth Road has since reopened.

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