Cars collide at Hume Freeway intersection

An elderly couple have been left shaken, but not seriously injured, after driving into the path of oncoming traffic on the Hume Freeway at Wodonga. 

The man driving a red Holden Vectra had pulled out from Old Barnwartha Road onto the freeway just before 10am Wednesday when the car collided with a Toyota Hilux heading south.

Sergeant Larry Goldsworthy said the man driving the Hilux had a cut to his head and the woman in the passenger seat of the Vectra was taken to hospital for observation.

All three occupants of the cars were treated by paramedics at the scene.

The crash occurred on a section of the freeway where the speed limit was reduced from 110km/h to 80km/h two years ago to reduce injuries in the event of a crash.

“Both parties are shaken up,” Sergeant Goldsworthy said.

“It was good it was 80, it would have been a different story at 110.

“It would have been his last accident.”

Police will consider if any charges will be laid and if the elderly Vectra driver will be directed to undergo a licence review.

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