Man in ute reverses into main street bank
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.”