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Pet dogs rescued at car rollover at Glenwood

Single vehicle accident approx 300 metres south or Arbor 10 Road, intersection with Bruce Highway, Glenwood. Nearby Glenwood resident Wayne Harris came to the aid of crash victim and was looking after the drivers dogs, Pepper and Ginger. Photo: Greg Miller / Gympie Times
Single vehicle accident approx 300 metres south or Arbor 10 Road, intersection with Bruce Highway, Glenwood. Nearby Glenwood resident Wayne Harris came to the aid of crash victim and was looking after the drivers dogs, Pepper and Ginger. Photo: Greg Miller / Gympie Times Greg Miller

A WOMAN'S excitement turned to terror when her car rolled on the Bruce Hwy at Glenwood yesterday morning.

The Redcliffe woman was on her way to meet her real estate agents, travelling in the northbound lane, when she lost control of her Great Wall 4WD.

It left the road sideways, hit a culvert and flipped on to its roof around 9am, 300m from the Arborten Rd turn-off.

She was taken to Gympie Hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

While there were no human passengers, the driver's two dogs - Ginger and Pepper - were in the vehicle.

The pets were shaken, but not injured.

Ginger and Pepper were only stranded for a brief moment before Glenwood man Wayne Harris arrived on the scene.

He will look after the dogs until they can go home with their owner.

As a Gunalda rural fire fighter, he said the brigade had attended a number of crashes along the Glenwood stretch of the Bruce Hwy.

He said he also noticed when accidents occurred, traffic failed to slow down, which he thought was another safety issue.

Single vehicle accident approx 300 metres south or Arbor 10 Road, intersection with Bruce Highway, Glenwood. Photo: Greg Miller / Gympie Times
Single vehicle accident approx 300 metres south or Arbor 10 Road, intersection with Bruce Highway, Glenwood. Photo: Greg Miller / Gympie Times Greg Miller

"Only two weeks ago there was a roll over on the Gunalda range," he said.

"I've travelled the whole Bruce Hwy, the rest is beautiful but the Maryborough to Gympie stretch is the worst piece."

However, Maryborough Rd policing unit acting sergeant Josh Churchward said roads were not the only cause of crashes.

"We find most crashes are caused by driver inattention and driver error, much more than road conditions," he said.

"We would like to see a greater responsibility for their own safety."

Tiaro Police Station officer-in-charge David Leonforte said the cause of the crash was still under investigation.

He said the accident could have been much worse.

"She's lucky she didn't sustain serious injuries," Sgt Leonforte said.

"You've just got to be careful on the road."

Gympie Times

Topics:  car accident, glenwood, gympie




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