The Cooloola Coast Road was briefly blocked on Saturday morning after a vehicle lost control and crashed in the wet conditions.
The Cooloola Coast Road was briefly blocked on Saturday morning after a vehicle lost control and crashed in the wet conditions. Nat Bromhead

Crash in heavy rain

A POONA woman was lucky to escape serious injury after crashing her car in heavy rain on Saturday morning.

Michelle Wolter was driving from Poona to Maryborough on the Cooloola Coast Road when she hit a pool of water north of the Maaroom turn-off about 8am.

The vehicle aquaplaned and slid out of control before eventually coming to rest in nearby bushland.

Michelle’s husband Manfred Wolter said if the rear of the car hadn’t taken the bulk of the impact the situation could have been a lot more serious.

He pointed out that sections of the road both north and southbound had recently been upgraded “but not the section in the middle where the crash occurred”.

“This is the only section of low road, of course water is going to sit on top of it and cause accidents,” Mr Wolter said.

“The council should come and seriously look at this road when it’s raining, not just when conditions are fine and dry.”

The accident was the third to happen on the Cooloola Coast Road in the past few months.

Earlier this year a family was lucky to escape when their black sedan flipped and caught alight on the road.

A man and a dog were seriously injured in the crash.

Two months ago a Brisbane couple lost their lives when their car, which was towing a caravan, crashed into a tree near Cooloola Cove.



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