News

Teen 'lucky to be alive' after vehicle crashes into bedroom

Emergency services officers investigate an incident in which a four-wheel drive ploughed into a holiday rental house in Toogoom.
Emergency services officers investigate an incident in which a four-wheel drive ploughed into a holiday rental house in Toogoom. Megan Pope

A 15-YEAR-old girl was "extremely lucky to be alive" after a freak accident in which a four-wheel drive driven by her mother ploughed through her bedroom wall at Toogoom.

Hervey Bay firefighter Dave Crisp said the teen was walking into her bedroom about 9am on Wednesday, the same time her mother was attempting to reverse the family's Pajero out of the garage.

Firefighters at the scene of a crash where a four-wheel drive punched through the wall of a home in Toogoom.
Firefighters at the scene of a crash where a four-wheel drive punched through the wall of a home in Toogoom. Megan Pope

"Something happened and the car went forward through the interior wall," he said.

"The 15-year-old was injured from the debris. She sustained injuries to her legs, including a suspected fracture.

"She was taken to hospital for treatment."

Mr Crisp said it was extremely lucky the girl, who was holidaying with family from Gympie, wasn't more seriously injured.

"It could've been much worse."

There were eight people in the house - four adults and four children.

"Her mother is extremely shaken."

Neighbour Jim Kavanagh heard the collision from his home six houses away.

"I went outside and saw my neighbour running past ... everyone running around everywhere."

The four-wheel was towed from the wall of Kingfisher Villa on Kingfisher Dr.

There was no other structural damage to the home.

Topics:  accident, injuries, toogoom, vehicle crash




Stay Connected

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

Both men’s and women’s United battle for second

United's Brad Mitchell. United Warriors v KSS Jets in their eighth round Wide Bay League at Hervey Bay Sports Club.Photo Matthew McInerney  / Fraser Coast Chronicle

UNITED Warriors will keep the heat on the Wide Bay League leaders.

Jets launch second program to help develop juniors

BMee's Lars Olsen (right) leads the SportFirst Extension program.Photo Contributed / Charlie B Photography

KSS Jets launch their second junior Extension program.

Hervey Bay Seagulls emerging squad to take flight

Broncos game development manager Paul Dyer with Fraser Coast league hopefuls (bottom L to R) Jorden Tyssen, Riley Rehren, Tyson Roberts, Daniel Foxwell, (top L to R) Braden Whittaker and Kurt Lee. Photo Griffith Thomas / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Hervey Bay Seagulls' emerging squad will take flight next week.

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