Pedes­trian hit, suf­fer­ing ma­jor in­juries

Central Telegraph - - SPORT - Vanessa Jar­rett Vanessa.Jar­rett@cen­tral­tele­

THREE peo­ple were in­jured in a multi-car ac­ci­dent on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Po­lice, fire crews and paramedics were called to the traf­fic lights in­ter­sec­tion at 4.28pm af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports of a car “crash­ing into a com­mer­cial premises.”

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, an 82 year old man from Ma­roochy­dore driv­ing a sil­ver Holden Com­modore was leav­ing the Kari­boe Court Tar­get carpark af­ter drop­ping his wife off to go shop­ping around 4.30pm.

The man be­lieved his car was in re­verse when in fact it was in drive and caused him to drive through the left­hand win­dow of the Tar­get Coun­try store front.

He also hit two other cars in the carpark – a Mazda and a Mit­si­bushi Lancer – and one pedes­trian.

Po­lice be­lieve the man pan­icked and sped out of the carpark into on­com­ing traf­fic, head­ing east from the traf­fic lights.

The Com­modore T-boned into a Ford Fal­con.

This caused the Fal­con to spin around onto the me­dian strip.

The Com­modore then spun around and con­tin­ued across Glad­stone Road com­ing to face in a west­erly di­rec­tion in front of Ve­loc­ity Com­put­ers.

A driver and a pas­sen­ger were trapped in­side the Fal­con and were freed by fire fight­ers who re­moved a side door around 5.13pm.

One trapped pas­sen­ger was a woman who had sus­tained mi­nor in­juries.

At one point fire fight­ers were us­ing crow prop sup­port beams to hold up part of the Tar­get store front.

Three peo­ple were rushed to Biloela Hospi­tal fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent.

The pas­sen­ger of the Fal­con was sent as a pre­cau­tion for mi­nor in­juries.

The pedes­trian who was hit was suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous pelvis, leg, head and neck in­juries and was later air­lifted to Rock­hamp­ton.

The driver of the Com­modore was also sent to hospi­tal and is be­lieved he may been suf­fer­ing from a med­i­cal con­di­tion.

All three were in a sta­ble con­di­tion when they were trans­ported, ac­cord­ing to a QAS spokesper­son.

Glad­stone Road was closed in both di­rec­tions for 90 min­utes.

Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the in­ci­dent.


The Holden Com­modore fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Tar­get Coun­try Store­front was smashed in.

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