Clas­sic car’s brakes fail near Gold Nugget

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

QUICK think­ing has saved a cou­ple from se­ri­ous in­jury af­ter the brakes of their clas­sic car re­port­edly failed while pulling into a Ky­bong ser­vice sta­tion on the Bruce High­way yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The cou­ple found them­selves un­able to stop af­ter pulling their Ford Fair­lane 500 into the Cal­tex ser­vice sta­tion at Ky­bong just past 7am.

Gympie am­bu­lance of­fi­cer in charge Wayne Sachs said that in­stead of swerv­ing back onto the high­way and into traf­fic, the driver swung the car up an em­bank­ment and crashed it into a power pole. Ac­cord­ing to Mr Sachs, the driver said the car’s brakes stopped work­ing.

A Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vices me­dia spokes­woman said both oc­cu­pants, a man in his 60s and a woman, re­ceived mi­nor in­juries and were taken to Gympie Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

Emer­gency ser­vices then re­sponded to an­other crash on South­side.

One pa­tient was taken to Gympie Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter their Nis­san Ti­ida col­lided with an­other car at the the cor­ner of Eel Creek Rd and Wat­son Rd.


LUCKY ES­CAPE: Two peo­ple were hurt when the clas­sic car they were in crashed at Ky­bong yes­ter­day.

CRUNCH TIME: One per­son was hurt in a two-car crash on South­side.

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