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27-year-old Lai­d­ley State High School teacher So­phie Bach­mann has been se­ri­ously in­jured fol­low­ing a sin­gle ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash yes­ter­day morn­ing along Rose­wood Lai­d­ley Road. She was the sole occupant of the ve­hi­cle and was trav­el­ling west on the road when she came off the road and rolled down an em­bank­ment and col­lided with a gum tree and a post. She sus­tained se­ri­ous in­juries and was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal and un­der­went emer­gency surgery for se­ri­ous head, chest and arm in­juries. She is cur­rently in in­ten­sive care. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing and po­lice are in­ter­view­ing wit­nesses. Check the Gat­ton Star online for fur­ther up­dates on this break­ing story.

There have been six graf­fiti of­fences in the last week in the Gat­ton CBD. If any­one has any in­for­ma­tion con­tact Gat­ton po­lice.

Gat­ton Se­nior Sergeant Tom Miss­ing­ham said as a re­sult of a huge spike in traf­fic crashes in the Dar­ling Downs polic­ing dis­trict, there has been an in­crease in overt traf­fic polic­ing in an at­tempt to stem the in­ci­dents of fatal traf­fic crashes.

Snr Sgt Miss­ing­ham has warned com­muters to be mind­ful in and around schools now that stu­dents have re­turned for the fi­nal term.

There was a mi­nor traf­fic crash on the cor­ner of Larkin andWood­lands Rd yes­ter­day. It was a two ve­hi­cle crash and no in­juries were sus­tained. A 67-year-old fe­male driver went through a give way sign fail­ing to see a ve­hi­cle driven by a 22-year-old male com­ing, T-bon­ing the ve­hi­cle just in front of the rear pas­sen­ger side.

There has been a break and en­ter at an ad­dress in Pa­trick Street, Lai­d­ley, overnight be­tween Oc­to­ber 7 and 8. The vic­tims had gone to bed when they heard dogs bark­ing. Around 7.15am they dis­cov­ered a bag of rat food dumped in the mid­dle of the yard and dis­cov­ered tools miss­ing from their shed where the rat food came from.

Over the weekend Lai­d­ley po­lice picked up a 41-year-old male driver on Dray­ton Street with a dis­qual­i­fied li­cence and a blood al­co­hol read­ing of .073. They also picked up another 41-year-old un­li­cenced driver along Brightview Road at Lock­rose.

Yes­ter­day at 12.50pm, a gen­tle­men put his per­sonal carry bag down while us­ing an ATM on Pa­trick Street, Lai­d­ley. His bag was stolen while tak­ing out money. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact Lai­d­ley Po­lice.

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