By Jessica Anstice
Two horses were rescued from a float following a collision on Bessie Creek Road in Nar Nar Goon North on Friday 10 July.
A white Toyota Cruiser with a horse float attached was travelling north along the windy road when it attempted to make a right turn into Mt Eirene Road about 2.30pm.
As the vehicle was turning, a Ford Station Wagon that was driving south around a sharp bend crashed into the Toyota.
The two horses, along with the 57-year-old Pakenham Upper woman driving the Toyota and the 20-year-old Warragul woman in the Ford were not injured.
Two women were following the horse float, however neither were involved in the accident.
Pakenham police, Pakenham SES and Maryknoll CFA were among the emergency services that attended, while Ambulance Victoria was on scene as a precaution.
Traffic was backed up along Bessie Creek Road for about half an hour while the scene was cleared.
One witness said, “This is the worst accident I’ve ever seen here”.
Bessie Creek Road is notorious for car accidents – the most recent fatality occurred in May, when a man lost control of his vehicle on the road’s sharpest bend.
Cardinia resident, Harry Pestell, started an online petition in hopes to prevent more accidents.
To sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/vic-roads-lower-the-speed-limit-to-80-on-bessie-creek-road?recruiter=898371759&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=tap_basic_share&recruited_by_id=fe2a9150-b23a-11e8-8141-efa92c39bbc1&utm_content=fht-22419571-en-au%3Av10