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Crash closes Swanport Bridge, causes traffic chaos
Two people have been injured in a crash on the South Eastern Freeway near Murray Bridge.
A crash on the South Eastern Freeway has caused traffic gridlock on Murray Bridge’s main street on the last day of the school term.
Two cars collided head-on 800 metres east of the Swanport Bridge, between the bridge and the Old Princes Highway intersection, just before 1.40pm on Friday.
The driver of a Holden sedan, an elderly woman, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to SA Police.
The male driver of a Subaru was taken to the Murray Bridge hospital with minor injuries.
Emergency services closed the freeway after the crash, forcing traffic to detour down Adelaide Road and Bridge Street and across the old Murray Bridge, which is still down to one lane and one way at a time thanks to a $46 million upgrade being carried out.
The freeway was expected to reopen around 3.30pm.
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