Car hits bus, sedan, ute and sign
EMERGENCY services say an 18-year-old woman who was involved in a four-vehicle smash in Maryborough yesterday was extremely lucky not to have been seriously injured.
Initial investigations have found the P-plater’s vehicle may have become airborne after reportedly running a red light while travelling north along Woodstock Street and clipping the front of a bus travelling along Pallas Street.
While spinning out of control the vehicle hit a small sedan stopped at the opposite side of the intersection, a parked utility and a road sign.
Constable Gill Brown said the Maryborough teen, who had to be cut out of the wreckage with the jaws of life, and her young passenger were both rushed to Maryborough Hospital with suspected serious injuries.
However a spokesperson from the Maryborough Ambulance Station later confirmed both girls were “very lucky” to have sustained only minor injuries despite the “major impact”.
Const. Brown said the elderly driver of the sedan was uninjured by the collision but was taken to hospital for observation.
The bus driver was also uninjured and was lucky to have no passengers on board at the time.
Const. Brown said investigations into the incident would continue.
She said there was no indication yesterday that speed was a contributing factor.