Woman pinned between car, pole
AWOMAN received injuries to her lower back and pelvis on Tuesday morning, when she tried to stop a car rolling down a gentle incline in Gayndah.
RACQ CareFlight said the car’s handbrake was reportedly disengaged as the 26-year-old tourist prepared to wash the car about 8.30am.
Acting Sergeant Ollie Owens said the woman and her friend observed the car rolling down the driveway.
“One of them has moved to the rear of the vehicle to try to stop it from rolling,” Acting Sgt Owens said.
“She’s not observed the power pole, and the car rolled back and she’s been pinned between the car and the power pole for approximately five seconds.
“Her other friend then got her loose and called us.”
Advanced care paramedic Will Eather treated the woman at the scene for “significant, but not life-threatening injuries”.
“She received injuries to her lower back and pelvis,” Mr Eather said.
“I stabilised her on the scene and gave her pain relief.
“We transported her to Gayndah Hospital after consulting Brisbane QCC (the Queensland Medical System Co-ordination Centre) regarding a helicopter.”
RACQ CareFlight reported the woman was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital in stable condition.
GAYNDAH: A woman was trapped between car and power pole as she tried to stop it rolling backwards.