Woman pinned be­tween car, pole

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

GAYN­DAH: A woman was trapped be­tween car and power pole as she tried to stop it rolling back­wards.

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