Choice of seat saves girl, 15
A TEENAGE girl made a lucky escape from a single-vehicle crash which left a station wagon smashed into a power pole in Maryborough during the weekend.
Sergeant George Pope yesterday said the crash happened on Nagle Street, near the TAFE campus, on Saturday about 1.30pm.
“The 23-year-old male driver was travelling south on Nagle Street when he lost control,” Sgt Pope said.
“The car slid sideways and crashed into a power pole; it nearly got cut in two by the power pole.
“The driver’s side of the vehicle was bent around the pole and the impact completely crushed the passenger section behind the driver.
“A 15-year-old female passenger was in the rear of the car but fortunately she was on the opposite side to where the car hit the pole.”
An 18-year-old man was a passenger in the front of the car.
Paramedics took all three occupants to hospital with minor grazes but they were later discharged.
Sgt Pope said the road was wet after rain that day and police were still investigating whether speed was a factor in the crash.
“It was a lucky escape all around,” he said.