News

Driver tries to go around roundabout in wrong direction

A MARYBOROUGH man was left feeling bemused after he saw an elderly woman drive in the wrong direction on the roundabout at Maryborough West.

Kyle Broom said the woman had approached the roundabout and instead of going left, she had gone right.

The woman had then come up against traffic coming in the opposite direction.

Mr Broom said the woman had moved her car up on an island in an effort to turn it around and give space to other cars wanting to exit the roundabout.

"I've never seen anything like that in my life," Mr Broom said.

When enough room was available, the traffic started moving around the woman, who was left parked on the  traffic island.

Mr Broom said he thinks she would have needed to reverse her way out o the situation, but he wasn't sure what ended up happening.

Mr Broom said it was a timely reminder to drive carefully during the holiday season and expect the unexpected.

He said he was also seen three to four near misses happen at Station Square in the space of about five minutes and he urged drivers to have patience.

"You've got to be extra careful this time of year," he said.

Topics:  direction, driver, maryborough, roundabout




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Virtual climb for cancer

CHALLENGING: Kelly Kummerfeld and Megan Janbroers step up to the virtual challenge of seven buildings in seven days for the Climb for Cancer challenge.

The seven-day Climb for Cancer virtual challenge started on Monday

Police speak with friends of missing girl

A 23-year-old woman is missing from Urangan

Nikki Speedy was last seen in Urangan.

LETTER: If you get them, look after them

DO YOU LOVE ME? Do the right thing by both your animals and neighbours, and don’t have pets unless you really want them.

Dogs that are rarely exercised and bark from sheer boredom.

Latest deals and offers

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked