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Driver had to be restrained from going back to burning car

A Ford is ablaze after a crash on Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd in Craignish.
A Ford is ablaze after a crash on Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd in Craignish. Rolf Light

UPDATE: The driver of a car which crashed and burst into flames had to be restrained from going back to the burning vehicle, a witness says.

Councillor Rolf Light was among the first on the scene of the crash on Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd and helped to hold the man back because he wanted to get his wallet from the glove box.

"He was distraught," Cr Light said.

But one powerline was on the car, one was above the car, which later collapsed onto the vehicle as well, and another powerline was higher up so Cr Light said it was too dangerous to go near the car.

He said the driver had said he received a mild electrical shock.

Cr Light said it was lucky there was only one person in the vehicle and he escaped.

He said the road was closed for at least a couple of hours and the power was restored in Dundowran by about 8pm.

Ergon Energy corporate communications manager - southern Rod Rehbein said about 1750 customers in Craignish and Dundowran had their power supply interrupted for periods between 5.20pm and 11.44pm, although supply was restored to most customers about 8pm.

EARLIER: Homes remain without power after a car lost control, damaging a powerline at Craignish. 

Police said about 5.15pm the single vehicle left the road on the corner of Pialba-Burrum Heads Rd and Petersens Rd, hitting the power line and causing a small grass fire to break out.

Fire services were called to the scene to contain the blaze and ambulance services also attended however it is believed the unknown number of occupants in the vehicle were unhurt.

A spokesman for Hervey Bay Police said powerlines had fallen down and that Ergon Energy had been called to restore power to homes in Craignish,  Dundowran Beach and surrounding areas.    

Topics:  burning car craignish crash dundowran beach fire hervey bay



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