The driver of this sedan was taken to hospital for treatment after her vehicle was pushed sideways down the highway by a truck.
The driver of this sedan was taken to hospital for treatment after her vehicle was pushed sideways down the highway by a truck. Renee Pilcher

Wild ride for sedan driver

IN a week dotted with accidents, a female motorist defied the odds yesterday after her Daewoo apparently clipped a B-double truck.

The driver had just pulled out on to the Bruce Hwy near Jane and Cross streets when the collision occurred.

The car, south-bound, was pushed sideways for about 50m, with the driver's side view engulfed by the vision of a huge truck radiator grill and bull bar.

It is thought the slick, wet conditions helped the car glide across the road surface and not roll over - a potentially fatal development.

Meanwhile, there were no injuries reported from a separate incident, a rollover, at North Deep Creek.

The motorist's fortunes at North Deep Creek differed greatly to the 60-year-old rider of an apparently illegal motorised bicycle, airlifted to Brisbane with critical head injuries in yet another incident.

While the roads were full of accidents, Gympie police praised the behaviour of motorists around Gympie school zones. Police reported "excellent" and "orderly" driving.

Gympie Times


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