Classic car’s brakes fail near Gold Nugget
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.