Hanson Couriers owner Terry Hanson with his work ute, damaged by a door that came off a demountable building being transported through Gympie by truck.
Hanson Couriers owner Terry Hanson with his work ute, damaged by a door that came off a demountable building being transported through Gympie by truck. Renee Pilcher

Lucky escape for driver

A DOOR from a demountable building being transported on the back of a truck came off and smashed into a car yesterday, causing major damage.

The building was being transported north on the Bruce Hwy through Gympie without any pilot vehicles.

Police were on the lookout for the large load late yesterday afternoon, while a badly shaken courier driver recovered from the shock.

The Hanson Courier employee was driving on the highway at Chatsworth when a large white thing flung from the vehicle ahead, smashing into his work ute's bonnet and windscreen, causing at least $5000 damage.

Police are also investigating a hooning matter, in which the driver inadvertently left a calling card for police after smashing through a carpark fence on Tuesday night.

A crumpled registration plate found at the scene and security video footage from the business premises across the road was expected to contribute to a speedy investigation.

The Engine Parts Centre owner- manager Wayne Long told police he viewed the footage from his surveillance camera which pointed towards the road.

He said a vehicle drove into the old railway station carpark, owned by Queensland Rail, just after midnight and did about three donuts before smashing through the fence and driving off towards Stewart Tce.

He gave a description of the car, saying it looked like a Holden Commodore, but could not make the registration.

Gympie Times


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