Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Family Car Ploughs through Two Front Yards

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Family Car Ploughs through Two Front Yards

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Byline: Scott Kovacevic and

A GYMPIE family had a lucky escape after a star picket speared through the windscreen of their people mover yesterday afternoon, narrowly missing a passenger's head as the car crashed through a fence and two front yards.

Five people were travelling through Gympie on their way to Woolooga in the Toyota Tarago when it swerved off the Bruce Hwy near Wickham St about 3pm.

The car slammed through one fence, missing a house by less than 50cm, and then through another fence before coming to rest against (miraculously intact) pot plants sitting beside a second house.

The star picket was driven through the front windscreen, clipping the passenger seat, and stopping centimetres from the head of a woman.

All five passengers were taken to Gympie Hospital for observation, with two reportedly suffering minor injuries.

Yesterday was the first day of Road Safety Week. Emergency services were kept busy over the weekend with at least six crashes in the region, a man suffering serious burns on Fraser Island and a teenager getting knocked out at a party at Veteran.

On Friday night, Two people were treated at the scene of a crash involving two cars on the Bruce Hwy near Normanby Bridge.

A Queensland ambulance spokesman said no transports to hospital were made.

That same night, a woman was injured when the car she was driving rolled on the Wide Bay Hwy at Bells Bridge.

Crews were called out before 10pm to the site, where QAS media reported she received minor head injuries and was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.

On Saturday, a Gympie driver was lucky to escape without serious injury when his ute rolled as it came off the Bruce Hwy, 20km north of Gympie.

It's believed paramedics were not required to transport the driver to hospital. …

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