Driving thousands of kilometres on the highways and byways of Australia is by its very nature a hazardous venture … but it’s not necessarily your actions, or even the actions of other drivers, that can bring you too strife.
A grey nomad couple had a miraculous escape after their vehicle was hit by a falling tree on the Glenelg Highway in Victoria.
The husband and wife were in a 4WD towing their caravan at Wannon near Hamilton when a large gum came down.
The tree struck the A-pillar of their 4WD before bouncing up, hitting the back of the vehicle and then landing on the caravan, causing severe damage.
Hamilton police said the couple from Adelaide were uninjured but extremely shaken up.
The highway was closed while fallen tree and damaged caravan were cleared.
Have you ever had a ‘too-close’ encounter with a gum tree? What’s the most unexpected hazard you’ve faced on the road? Comment below.