Firies attend the scene of an accident in Long Street, Point Vernon, where a man was described as being lucky to be alive after slamming into a parked vehicle in his Ford Falcon.
Firies attend the scene of an accident in Long Street, Point Vernon, where a man was described as being lucky to be alive after slamming into a parked vehicle in his Ford Falcon. ALISTAIR BRIGHTMAN

Man lucky to be alive after crash

A HUGE crash sent Jody Reid running out of his Point Vernon home after a Ford Falcon crossed to the wrong side of the road and ran into his parked 4WD about 6.40pm on Sunday night.

The 4WD was propelled about eight metres forward from where it was parked by the impact of the crash.

Mr Reid immediately checked on the driver of the Falcon, who he described as being “lucky to be alive”.

The Falcon was a write-off following the crash and the 4WD was also left with extensive damage to the back end of the vehicle.

“I went to see if the driver of the car was all right. He was; I don’t know how,” Mr Reid said.

“My poor old car copped it.”

Mr Reid is glad his car was there, however, as he believes the trajectory the Falcon was on would have taken the car through the front window of his neighbour’s home if his 4WD hadn’t been parked where it was.

“I’m just glad no one was hurt.”

The 38-year-old driver of the Falcon has not been charged over the incident but police are still waiting to interview him.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance immediately following the incident.

Police said it was not known what speed the Falcon was doing when it hit the parked 4WD.



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