Police urge caution after crash

POLICE are warning drivers to take care and have patience on the roads after attending another crash on Booral Road on Tuesday.

Sergeant Peter Bennet said a 30-year-old Booral woman was trapped in her sedan after trying to do a u-turn in the path of a utility.

The crash happened near the intersection with Ti Tree Road.

“She was extremely lucky the utility had only just pulled out of Ti Tree Road and was in the process of accelerating,” Sgt Bennet said.

“If the driver of the ute had been driving at the speed limit of 80kmh there would have been potential for far worse injuries.”

The 53-year-old driver of the ute was from the Northern Territory. He was not injured in the crash.

His car t-boned the sedan, trapping the woman in the wreckage.

Firefighters attended and used hydraulic equipment to free the woman.

She was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

“It appears it was caused by a momentary lapse of concentration,” Sgt Bennet said.

“The woman was issued with a traffic infringement notice.

“With the school holidays approaching the roads are going to be busier so we plead with everyone to take extreme care.”



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