Police are kept busy
SEVERAL people were taken to hospital after three cars ploughed into picket fences in a trilogy of separate traffic crashes across Maryborough yesterday.
About 10.50am, two cars collided on the corner of Albert and John Sts. The sedan, carrying five people, crashed into a residential fence.
An elderly woman driving the other vehicle was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital with a suspected fractured arm and a head injury.
Two people from the sedan were taken to Maryborough Base Hospital with minor injuries.
The cause of the crash was unknown.
Less than an hour later, an elderly driver appeared to hit the accelerator instead of the brake while driving along Churchill St.
His car hit a street sign and travelled along a residential strip before coming to rest in a front yard metres away from a home at the eastern end of the street.
Police, fire crews and ambulance officers attended the crash scene but the driver was uninjured.
In the third incident about 3.30pm, a white station wagon appeared to lose control and mounted a curb on the corner of Churchill and Lennox Sts.
The vehicle came to rest in a backyard pool area after going through a picket fence.
There were no injuries.