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Public help needed to find the wheelchair crusher

A Hervey Bay woman is calling for help from the public to find the person who crushed her wheelchair and leaving her confined to her home.
A Hervey Bay woman is calling for help from the public to find the person who crushed her wheelchair and leaving her confined to her home. Alistair Brightman

A HERVEY Bay woman is calling for help from the public to find the person who hit her daughter's car, crushing her wheelchair and leaving her confined to her home.

Kaylene Renouf was travelling home on the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd with her daughter Sharna after celebrating Sharna's birthday on October 5.

She said a small white car being driven erratically, ran into the back of their car about 9.30pm, before speeding off through Dundathu.

The occupants were not injured but Kaylene's wheelchair and its carrier attached to the boot were damaged beyond repair.

Kaylene has been confined to her home until she can secure funding for a new wheelchair - but she said there was no clear timeline when that would happen.

"It was a solid metal wheelchair that they destroyed," Kay said.

"They drove off without even blinking.

"They've taken my whole lifestyle away, my independence."

Kaylene and her daughter now wanted the person responsible to confess and be held accountable.

She urged anyone who had seen the accident, or seen a car with that amount of damage, to report it to Crime Stoppers or Fraser Coast police.

"It had to have caused lots of damage," she said.

"They can't have gone too far in that condition."

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Topics:  crime, disability, help, hervey bay, police, wheelchair



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