Car crashes into ANZ bank
A 32-YEAR-OLD Proserpine man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after crashing his Toyota van into the Proserpine branch of the ANZ bank last week.
Senior Constable Mark Flynn, from the Proserpine Police Station, said the man was driving in a westerly direction down the Proserpine Main Street when the accident happened at 1.45pm on Thursday, July 31.
He said the van crossed to the opposite side of the road, colliding with a garden, a park bench, and finally the wall of the ANZ bank. “The park bench was destroyed and it left a gaping hole in the bank,” he said.
Snr Constable Flynn said police were not initially able to speak to the man who was immediately con- veyed to hospital, while his 40-year-old female passenger was treated at the scene.
Members of the public who witnessed the incident said they believed the driver had blacked out and was unconscious at the time of the crash.
They said his head hit the steering wheel and was bloodied as a result.
Onlookers described the sound of the crash as the loudest thing they had ever heard. This week, Officer in Charge of the Proserpine Station, Sergeant Nathan Blain, confirmed that fortunately, no pedestrians or other road users were injured in the crash.
Sgt Blain said police were still investigating the cause.
SCENE OF THE CRASH: A 32-year-old Proserpine man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after crashing his Toyota van into the Proserpine branch of the ANZ bank last week.