L-plater charged after crash

The overturned car.
The overturned car.

Police allege the 17-year-old lost control of his vehicle, which had an occupant in the passenger seat, at the intersection of Nairn Road and Clyde Avenue about 5.15pm.

St John Ambulance and police attended the scene but there were no injuries and the car did not crash into another vehicle.

The driver was also charged with contravening a learner’s permit and is expected to appear in court at a later date.

A resident near the crash site said despite the incident, she heard vehicles hooning for much of the night.

The woman, who did not want to be named, said the area had been prone to problems on the road.

‘We just moved here two months ago and had no idea what we were moving into,’ she said.

‘My daughter is too scared to take our grandson for a walk because we get hoons during the day as well. I don’t think speed humps would be enough to stop it and I have no idea what the answer would be.

‘That stretch of road (Nairn Drive/Clyde Avenue) is so short, it’s amazing how much damage has been done there lately.”

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the City had received a number of complaints about Nairn Drive and Clyde Avenue.

‘These complaints date back a few years when few vehicles used the intersection,’ he said.

‘Now that Nairn Drive has been extended further to the north and south, and development has increased the volume of traffic using the road, the frequency of complaints has reduced.’