Moreton Bay Mayor in three car pile up
WHAT do the Mayor Allan Sutherland and a tradie from Maroochydore have in common?
They were both involved in a three car pile-up in Caboolture this afternoon - right in front of police.
Moreton Bay Regional Council's mayor was sitting in stand-still traffic on Lower King Street at about 2.30pm this afternoon, when he heard a crash behind him.
"There was a whole pile-up," Mayor Sutherland said.
"Everyone was stopped and I heard this big long screech - it seemed to go forever - and I thought 'Jesus'.
"Then I heard a bang and thought 'oh, at least it wasn't me', and then all of a sudden - bang."
Maroochydore tradie Kyle Dawes, who has recently completed works for Moreton Bay Regional Council, was sandwiched between the Mayor's Landcruiser and the other four-wheel-drive, writing his car off in the process.
"I had enough time to grab onto the surf board to stop it from going through the windshield," Mr Dawes said.
The traffic stopped and old mate just kept going."
Constable Graham Nairn said this afternoon's accident is a reminder that drivers need to stay focused on our roads.
"(The Commodore) and the Landcruiser in front were stopped at the T-junction is, with the flow of traffic that had pulled up at the roundabout," Const Nairn said.
"The Nissan Patrol was coming along Lower King Street and saw our police car parked on the opposite side of the road and was having a stare to see what we were doing and didn't see the traffic had stopped.
"He slammed on the breaks and ran up the backside of the Commodore, pushing it into the Landcruiser. It's as simple as that."
Constable Nairn had a clear message for road users: "Don't worry about what we're doing - watch the road instead."
Nobody was hurt in the incident.