Emergency crews clean up after a crash at Glenwood injured seven people.
Emergency crews clean up after a crash at Glenwood injured seven people.

Rain days make roads slippery

THE wet weekend proved dangerous for motorists on Gympie region roads.

Drivers found slippery conditions from drizzling rain hard to handle, with five crashes and nine people injured.

The biggest was a two- vehicle collision at Glenwood on the Bruce Highway about 100 metres from the BP service station.

That crash, about 11.07am on Saturday, saw two sedans collide and one roll dramatically onto its roof.

Seven people were injured, three were transported to Gympie hospital and two to Maryborough hospital.

A Department of Community Safety spokesperson said there were only minor injuries.

Later, about 1.45pm a male P-Plater was injured after smashing into a tree off Corella Road.

A Gympie Fire and Rescue spokesperson said he and his passenger, were taken to Gympie hospital.

Gympie Police said there were only minor injuries associated with the crash.

A police spokesperson said the driver was issued an infringement notice for failing to display P-Plates.

Also on Saturday were two other single vehicle crashes, one along the Bruce Highway at Kybong and another along River Road in Gympie, where cars lost control and ran off the road.

Both crashes were minor and did not need to be reported to police, they say. Sunday saw more rainy conditions and another driver found it hard to keep control.

Police said a female driver crashed into an embankment off the Bruce Highway at Bells Bridge about 1.30pm, but there were no injuries.

Gympie Times


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