Man in ute re­verses into main street bank

The Western Star - - News - Ellen Rans­ley ellen.rans­[email protected]

IN AN in­ci­dent that shocked on­look­ers, a 67-year-old man drove his ute into a bank on Roma’s main street.

The crash oc­curred about 11am Fri­day, when the man re­versed his ute over a foot­path bump and into the West­pac shop front on McDowall St.

An eye­wit­ness told Western Star the man had kept re­vers­ing and crashed into the bank, caus­ing dam­age to the win­dows.

“He started to leave and all these peo­ple stopped him,” she said af­ter the in­ci­dent.

“He got out and then po­lice and am­bos and now the fireys have come,” she said.

“He told us he was a di­a­betic with no feel­ing in his legs, and he just kept ac­cel­er­at­ing over the bump and didn’t brake.

“That’s a lot of ac­cel­er­a­tion to get over one of those bumps.

“He was in an old look­ing ute. No-one was hurt which is the main thing but the glass was shat­tered.”

A Queens­land Am­bu­lance Services spokesman said crews had been called to the scene and as­sessed an man on ar­rival.

“We didn’t trans­port any­one,” he said.

“It looks like it was just an el­derly male (who made) a mis­take.

“He wasn’t injured nor was any­one else.”

“It looks like this el­derly man has just hit re­verse in­stead of drive.”

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