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January 12, 2018

TWO people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Tongala on the morning of January 2.

Two hurt in Tonny crash

TWO people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Tongala on the morning of January 2.

Leading Senior Constable Kris Sutton of Campaspe Highway Patrol said a 36-year-old Tongala woman was driving north along Day Rd when she went through a give way sign and struck a Ford station wagon, driven by a 35-year-old Tongala man heading east along Finlay Rd.

The woman was taken to Kyabram hospital where she was checked over and released while the man was taken to Echuca hospital where he was checked for neck soreness.

He was released later that day.

‘‘Both cars were extensively damaged and had to be towed,’’ Snr Constable Sutton said.

The woman received a fine for failing to give way.

Thieves target unlocked cars 

RESIDENTS are making themselves a target of opportunistic thieves by leaving their vehicles unlocked overnight, according to Kyabram Police.

This comes after a spate of robberies during the Christmas and new year period.

Over the past 20 days there have been eight instances where residents have had cash and personal belongings stolen out of vehicles parked on their property overnight – and it’s because residents aren’t locking vehicles.

“We have had a number of reports between the Christmas and new year period relating to theft from unlocked vehicles — there’s a simple way to stop this,” Snr Const Carita Thompson said.

“Lock your cars, don’t keep your keys in your car and remove any valuables from sight, there’s not much more to it.”

Anyone with information regarding the thefts is asked to contact the Kyabram police station on 58531777.

Rough ride for toddler

A KYABRAM toddler has escaped serious injury after crashing a motorbike at Lancaster Recreation Reserve on January 3.

At 10.30am the 22-month-old boy was riding a motorbike when he lost control and hit the boundary fence of the oval.

Police believe the toddler’s father was teaching him how to ride when the boy accelerated and hit the fence at between 20 and 30km/h.

The child was taken to Goulburn Valley Health to check for chest injuries but was not admitted.

“The dad was taking every precaution, the toddler was wearing a helmet and his father was running close behind, but the child has obviously hit the wrong button and taken off,” Campaspe Highway Patrol sergeant Paul Nichol said.

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