Several passengers were hurt when two cars collided at Urangan. It was one of four wet weather crashes.
Several passengers were hurt when two cars collided at Urangan. It was one of four wet weather crashes. Valerie Horton

Wet weekend causes four crashes

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been caught drink-driving and street racing after crashing a car in the wet on Saturday.

Police say the rain led to four crashes in the Bay on the weekend – three on Saturday and one on Sunday – and are urging drivers to slow down.

The teen blew .066 after a crash at Craignish Road and Dundowran Road about 4.20pm on Saturday.

He was a learner driving unaccompanied, unregistered and uninsured when his vehicle struck another, the two believed to have been racing. The car was impounded following the crash.

Earlier that day, a number of people were injured in a two-vehicle crash at Urangan.

A 39-year-old Volvo driver allegedly failed to give way to a Hyundai Sprint containing a man, woman and three children.

Police said all passengers were in shock and several suffered neck and back pain.

The other crashes involved a car aquaplaning on a flooded road on Saturday night and a teenage driver crashing into a stationary vehicle on Sunday.



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