Dial-a-Driver car crushed

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - FRONT PAGE - JES­SICA LAMB Jes­[email protected]­coastchron­i­cle.com.au

COULD this be the most ironic crash ever?

A Dial-a-Driver team was lucky to es­cape se­ri­ous in­jury after their car was crushed by an­other ve­hi­cle, be­ing driven by a sus­pected drunken driver.

Po­lice are await­ing hos­pi­tal blood re­sults as they con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate a high-speed crash which caused chaos in a sub­ur­ban street at the week­end.

One wit­ness shared her or­deal with the Chron­i­cle yes­ter­day.

“WE KNEW a bad one was com­ing.”

Those were the words of a wit­ness to a hor­rific two-car crash in Torquay late Sat­ur­day night.

The woman, who wished to re­main anony­mous, de­scribed the scene of a crash where a white four-wheel drive and a “Dial a Driver” Kia Pi­canto col­lided about 11pm on Honi­ton St.

The Ex­eter St res­i­dent told the Chron­i­cle lo­cal res­i­dents were con­cerned about the num­ber of car ac­ci­dents near their homes.

“This is the third ac­ci­dent in just a few weeks,” she said.

“Two weeks ago a guy went through the in­ter­sec­tion and was hit by a bus.

“The week be­fore some­one do­ing burn outs hit a pole and then sideswiped an­other car.”

The wit­ness de­scribed an in­cred­i­ble scene, say­ing it re­sem­bled some­thing out of a movie just after 11pm on Sat­ur­day.

“I’d just re­turned home from work when I heard the bang which lasted for about 10 sec­onds be­cause of the mo­men­tum push­ing the cars down the road,” she con­tin­ued.

Rush­ing out­side to help, neigh­bours went to the aid of two fe­males in­side the Kia Pi­canto that had sus­tained ex­ten­sive dam­age to its back end.

four-wheel drive had rolled, hit a lamp post and ended up on its side,” she said.

“The lit­tle Kia was still rolling and an­other man and I tried to stop it. I leaned in through the win­dow and pulled the hand­brake, he then grabbed the keys.

“Un­be­known to me at this time, the four-wheel drive driver had at­tempted to flee the scene only to be chased down by other res­i­dents.

“It is so lucky no one is dead.”

At the time of pub­li­ca­tion, no one had been charged.

The Chron­i­cle un­der­stands po­lice are wait­ing on the re“The sults of a drug and al­co­hol test.

The three pa­tients were as­sessed by paramedics at the scene and the two fe­males were taken to Her­vey Bay Hos­pi­tal in a stable con­di­tion.

A Wide Bay Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice spokes­woman con­firmed a 42-year-old woman was treated for neck pain and abra­sions and dis­charged about 6am Sun­day.

“One of the peo­ple in the Kia came back to the street on Sun­day to show her fam­ily the scene,” the wit­ness said.

“She thanked me and was a bit emo­tional.

“I think she was just thank­ful she was alive.”


LUCKY ES­CAPE: (LEFT) The dam­age sus­tained by a Kia Pi­canto after a crash on Honi­ton St. (ABOVE) Emer­gency ser­vices and lo­cal res­i­dents sur­round a white four-wheel drive that rolled fol­low­ing a crash which left two peo­ple in hos­pi­tal on Sat­ur­day night.

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