POLICE are warning motorists to be patient after a three-vehicle collision yesterday morning.
Seven people were lucky to escape injury after police, CFA and ambulance called to the third collision on the corner of Crossen and Ogilvie Ave, Echuca in a week.
Echuca’s Senior Constable Simon O’Toole said said a Commodore failed to give way on Crossen St and T-boned a Volkswagon Golf travelling east on Ogilvie Ave, pushing it into a stationary vehicle that was turning left into Ogilvie.
A mother and her two high school-aged children in the Commodore, a couple with their two-year-old grandson in the Golf and a woman in her 70s in the other car were not injured.
‘‘The older woman suffered a bit of shock,’’ Snr Constable O’Toole said.
‘‘All cars were extensively damaged and undriveable. They had to be towed.’’
Traffic was delayed for almost an hour, with cars backed up to Fehring Lane.
‘‘It’s become a pretty notorious spot now because of the diversion of traffic from Warren St,’’ Snr Constable O’Toole said.
‘‘Because Warren St is closed they are using this route more and are taking risks unfortunately.
‘‘I would urge people to be patient, use another route or go the long way.’’
Philadelphia Motor Inn owner Ange Ryan said she saw accidents on that corner almost every week, with five cars written off in the past week.
‘‘Knowing that we have to do a U-turn at this intersection every day and nobody gives way coming out of Crossen St, it’s about time something was done about this road,’’ she said.