Wild weather creates havoc on the roads
A TEENAGE girl had to be cut from her car after it became wedged under a truck during a frightening crash yesterday.
The three-vehicle accident, also involving a minivan, occurred about 9am at the intersection of Ingham Rd and Woolcock St.
Northern Region Traffic C o - o r d i n a t o r I n s p e c t o r G l e n n D o y l e s a i d t h e woman, 19, was travelling towards Townsville when her car was hit by the minivan, sparking the major accident.
‘‘ It would appear that a mini-bus ( driver) has failed to see her and has turned and a crash has occurred,’’ he said.
‘‘ She has ended up stuck under a truck and she was trapped under there.’’
Both the woman and the
JAWS OF LIFE: Rescue workers fight to free a teenager from the wreckage mini-bus driver, a 70-yearold man, were taken to Townsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Insp Doyle said police seized the mini-van for a mechanical inspection.
‘‘ We normally do an inspection under those circumstances,’’ he said.
As of yesterday afternoon, Insp Doyle said no charges had been laid over the accident.
‘‘ We’ll have to look at the circumstances and speak to couple of other witnesses before we take any action in relation to either of the drivers.’’
Insp Doyle said while wet weather did not appear to have played a role in the crash, emergency, crews were kept busy in other parts of Townsville in wet and wild conditions.
A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital after a single-vehicle crash on the Herveys Range Rd exit of t h e Ri n g Rd y e s t e r d a y