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Tourists’ lucky escape after car rolls four times

TWO teen tourists have had a lucky escape as their car rolled up to four times on a road outside Maryborough at the weekend.

About 7.40am on Saturday, the German visitors, aged 18 and 19, were driving a Mitsubishi Pajero on Cooloola Coast Rd when it crashed, a Maryborough police spokesman said.

"It seems they lost control of the vehicle and it has rolled approximately four times," he said.

"A local witness said the car straddled the shoulder of the road, leaving the bitumen and rolling before coming to rest on the right hand side of the highway."

Police said the witness pulled the conscious girls from the wreckage and performed first aid before the ambulances and fire services arrived.

The tourists were taken by ambulance to Hervey Bay Hospital.

"One of the woman received cuts, grazes and bruising and the other was the same injuries but also had a black eye.

"They're very lucky girls by the looks of it," the police spokesman said.

One woman was released from hospital on Saturday night while the other remained overnight for observation.

She was released on Sunday morning.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Topics:  maryborough maryborough police



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