Arrest made after serious crash on Old Princes Highway

Two people were seriously hurt in the two-car collision at Monarto South on Tuesday. One was later arrested.

A Victorian man has been charged with causing a serious crash on the Old Princes Highway at Monarto South.

Emergency services were called to the corner of the old highway and Schenscher Road/Ferries McDonald Road after a Ford Ranger and a Mazda sedan collided around 2pm on Tuesday.

The Ford driver, a 39-year-old Victorian man, was was taken by ambulance to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the sedan, a 39-year-old man from Uraidla, suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to the same hospital later in the afternoon.

Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident for several hours while officers from SA Police’s major crash branch investigated.

On Thursday morning, investigators arrested the Victorian man and charged him with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was granted bail, but will face Adelaide Magistrates Court on July 14.

Sleeping driver arrested on Rocky Gully Road

The Monarto South crash is not the first incident police have dealt with on the Murraylands’ roads this week.

At 6.50am on Sunday, Murray Bridge police were called out to Rocky Gully Road, where they reportedly found a 47-year-old man asleep in a red Mazda sedan which had left the road and crashed.

They breath tested him and he allegedly blew 0.15, three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

He was reported and disqualified from driving for 12 months on the spot.


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