To helpers: ‘I would give them a big hug’

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TEN weeks in hos­pi­tal, mul­ti­ple bro­ken bones and a slow re­cov­ery is what Chinchilla care worker Kerry Ann Bun­gard is fac­ing.

Mrs Bun­gard was air­lifted to Princess Alexandra Hos­pi­tal af­ter a three­ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash in June.

In the af­ter­math of the crash, Mrs Bun­gard was fo­cused on two strangers who helped.

“They were very, very calm­ing and kept me in a re­laxed state,” she said.

“They each held one of my hands and ca­ressed my hands un­til help ar­rived.

“They were just ab­so­lutely mar­vel­lous, the way they helped me.”

The crash shut the War­rego High­way for five hours, 10km west of Dalby.

One car al­legedly crossed onto the wrong side of the road and clipped a truck.

The car then spun out of con­trol into Mrs Bun­gard’s ve­hi­cle.

The driver of the car was air­lifted to a Bris­bane hos­pi­tal, while the pas­sen­ger in Mrs Bun­gard’s ve­hi­cle suf­fered in­juries.

PHOTO: MICHAEL DOYLE

THANKS: Kerry Ann Bun­gard.

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