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Driver tries to go around roundabout in wrong direction

A MARYBOROUGH man was left feeling bemused after he saw an elderly woman drive in the wrong direction on the roundabout at Maryborough West.

Kyle Broom said the woman had approached the roundabout and instead of going left, she had gone right.

The woman had then come up against traffic coming in the opposite direction.

Mr Broom said the woman had moved her car up on an island in an effort to turn it around and give space to other cars wanting to exit the roundabout.

"I've never seen anything like that in my life," Mr Broom said.

When enough room was available, the traffic started moving around the woman, who was left parked on the  traffic island.

Mr Broom said he thinks she would have needed to reverse her way out o the situation, but he wasn't sure what ended up happening.

Mr Broom said it was a timely reminder to drive carefully during the holiday season and expect the unexpected.

He said he was also seen three to four near misses happen at Station Square in the space of about five minutes and he urged drivers to have patience.

"You've got to be extra careful this time of year," he said.

Topics:  driver, maryborough, roundabout



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