‘Baby steps’ after crash
Biggenden residents still recovering
FOR two Biggenden women, it is baby steps as they slowly recover in a Bundaberg Hospital after a car crash on the Isis Highway.
The accident occurred on April 6 near the intersection of Seccombe Rd and Bluebell Rd on the Isis Hwy, involving a number of vehicles
Val Manson and her daughter Yvonne Webb were
❝ For the present we will take each day as it comes with baby steps. — Val Manson
airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital while Earl McMeekin and Jack Trevaskis, also of Biggenden, were taken to the same hospital by road.
Mrs Manson had broken ribs and significant bruising while Mrs Webb suffered a broken sternum, punctured lung, broken ribs and wounds to her stomach.
Mrs Manson said she took her first steps late last week with a walking machine.
“We’re travelling very slowly,” she said.
Now in the same room but opposite each other, Mrs Manson said they were both able to do little things for themselves.
“There is talk we could go back to Biggenden but unfortunately there isn’t a physiotherapist,” she said.
“So for the time being we are just lying here in limbo.
“For the present we will take each day as it comes with baby steps.”
Mrs Webb only moved to Biggenden at Christmas time to help her mother.
In the other vehicle Earl McMeekin received a badly bruised ankle and head trauma.
“I’m hobbling along and getting there slowly,” he said.
Passenger in his car, Mr Trevaskis suffered a broken collar bone, three broken ribs and bruising to his body.
He was discharged the same night as the accident and spent the night in the Red Cross rooms next to the hospital.
Officer in charge of Biggenden Police Sergeant Colin Chambers said at the time the crash was a timely reminder for drivers to pay attention and observe road rules and drive to the conditions of the road.
“It was fortunate there wasn’t a fatality,” he said.
Maryborough Forensics Unit is investigating the accident.
CRASH SITE: The scene of the accident on the Isis Hwy near Biggenden where four people were injured. Biggenden residents Val Manson and her daughter Yvonne Webb are still recovering in hospital.