Emergency Service crews attend a single-vehicle rollover on Burrum Heads Rd.
Emergency Service crews attend a single-vehicle rollover on Burrum Heads Rd. Robyne Cuerel

Lucky escape in 4WD rollover

A DRIVER miraculously managed to walk away after her vehicle rolled up to four times on Saturday.

Police said the 56-year-old woman, who was alone in the four-wheel drive, swerved to avoid a kangaroo before crashing near Burrum Heads about 9am.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, on Burrum Heads Rd, they found the silver Land Rover on its side. Paramedics treated the driver for minor injuries, but she was not transported to hospital.

Sergeant Paul Byrne of Hervey Bay police said the woman told police she had swerved to avoid a large kangaroo at a bend in the road and had lost control of her vehicle as a result.

Earlier that day, police also attended a two-vehicle crash at Takura.

The 19-year-old driver of a Toyota LandCruiser was given a ticket for following too close after his vehicle collided with the back of a utility.

The crash occurred on the Pialba-Torbanlea Rd about 7.30am. No one was injured.



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