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.