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Driver stung by a bee crashes into back of car

Laura GrubisaGreat Southern Herald
A bee sting could be responsible for a crash involving this Mitsubishi Pajero on Wednesday.
Camera IconA bee sting could be responsible for a crash involving this Mitsubishi Pajero on Wednesday.

A bee has stung a male driver in the eye and inadvertently caused a car crash.

Two cars collided at the intersection of Beaufort and Bay streets last Wednesday in Katanning, with a Mitsubishi Pajero rolling onto its side and sliding for approximately 50m before coming to a stop.

The 41-year-old female driver of the Pajero was temporarily trapped in the car before witnesses came to her aid and were able to extract her through the front windscreen.

The male driver of the Nissan utility that struck the Pajero in the rear had unintentionally run a Stop sign after being stung by a bee just moments before the incident.

He was unhurt, but the female driver suffered minor injuries to her right arm and hand, and was taken to Katanning Hospital by ambulance.

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Police are still investigating the accident.

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