A HORSHAM man has been charged with driving in a dangerous manner after he flipped his white sedan onto its roof while driving in Horsham on Saturday morning.
Senior Constable Robert McBride of Horsham police said the 22-year-old's car came within about 40 metres of a pedestrian, who he said witnessed the incident.
"A minute earlier and he would have been really close," Snr Const McBride said.
He said the single-car crash happened in Selkirk Drive, Horsham, at 6.55am.
He said the driver lost control of the car as he rounded the corner of Darlot Street.
"Then he turned around and started driving up Selkirk Drive, where he lost control again," said Snr Const McBride.
He alleged the driver had been trying to drift around the corner.
"It was just sunrise, and it was a misty, damp morning," Snr Const McBride said. "It was very dangerous."
Snr Const McBride said the driver fled after the crash, leaving the car upturned.
"Police interviewed the man in relation to a number of driving offences resulting from the accident," he said.
Snr Const McBride said the man was also charged with unlicenced driving and improper use of a motor vehicle.
"He will be summonsed to attend the Horsham Magistrates Court at a later date," he said.
Horsham Highway Patrol also investigated a two-car crash that occurred at the corner of Baillie and Urquhart streets in Horsham at 7.55pm on Saturday.
Acting Sergeant Robert Martin said the driver of a white sedan was issued a $217 penalty notice and had two demerit points revoked from her probationary driver's licence after she failed to give way to a vehicle in the neighbouring lane.
He said the South Australian woman, 19, was trying to change from the left-hand lane to the right while travelling east along Baillie Street, but crashed into a Ford sedan already in the right-hand lane.
"There were no injuries," Acting Sgt Martin said."Both vehicles had to be towed away."
He said he believed both vehicles were carrying passengers at the time.
"Drivers just need to be aware of their surroundings while manoeuvring," Acting Sgt Martin said.