Craig Warhurst

Woman remains in hospital after fiery car crash

UPDATE: The two people involved in last night's car crash at Moore Park have been treated in hospital. 

A hospital spokesman said the five year old girl presented in a stable condition with minor bruising and contusions.

"She received treatment and was discharged around midnight," he said. 

The 27 year old female presented in a stable condition and remains at Bundaberg Hospital where she is receiving treatment for facial injuries and fractured ribs.  

EARLIER: A MOORE Park woman and a child were lucky to escape with their lives after the car they were travelling in left the road, hit a power pole and burst into flames on Monday night.

Bundaberg emergency services were unable to put out the fire due to live power lines draped across the car.

Police blocked the Murdochs Rd scene fearing the still burning car may bring the power lines down further.

 

Car on fire in Moore Park
Car on fire in Moore Park Craig Warhurst

A witness at the scene said another motorist following the woman saw her crash and helped get the driver and child out of the car before it burst into flames.

The pair were transferred to Bundaberg Hospital.

Another witness was sitting at home when she heard a bang and then saw flames in the distance.

 

Car on fire at Moore Park
Car on fire at Moore Park Craig Warhurst

Emergency crews were waiting for the fire to burn itself out before clearing the area.



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