Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Battler Back on His Feet

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Battler Back on His Feet

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COOROY'S John Guthrie has made a remarkable recovery six months after a freak accident which broke 10 of his ribs, eight vertebrae, his sternum, and a foot bone, and left him with a collapsed lung and severe internal bleeding.

C[pounds sterling]I'm just about back to full strength,C[yen] Mr Guthrie, 61, said.

He had been working on his daughter's property at Eumundi in October, when a parked 4WD rolled down a hill and over him, trapping him under the car.

C[pounds sterling]I was gluing a PVC pipe and had my back to the car, which was parked in the vacant block next to the house,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]We left the car in gear and the key wasn't even in the ignition.C[yen]

He said the trailer attached to the 4WD was full and caused the car to turn as it rolled down the hill.

C[pounds sterling]I wasn't standing in front of the car. …

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