An elderly woman was stuck in her vehicle after crashing into a Crescent Rd embankment yesterday.
An elderly woman was stuck in her vehicle after crashing into a Crescent Rd embankment yesterday. Renee Pilcher

Crash victim dies in hospital

UPDATE: The Gympie woman who crashed into a rock wall on Crescent Rd yesterday has died after being admitted to Gympie Hospital.

Police are now investigating the death of the 82-year-old.

See more in Thursday's Gympie Times.

 

Woman trapped after crashing into wall

RESIDENTS were shocked out of their homes yesterday with the sound of an "elderly" woman crashing into a stone embankment on Crescent Rd about 4.50pm.

The woman was stuck in her white sedan for about half an hour while firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free her.

Police at the scene said they were investigating a "single-vehicle" crash involving an "elderly female" who was "trapped".

Two ambulance crews stood by and residents watched on as the roof of the car was removed.

Initial reports suggest the woman was travelling along Bent St and turning left into Crescent Rd before the crash.

The front right-hand side of the vehicle was extensively damaged and the car was lodged up against the stone wall.

One Crescent Rd resident said she heard a loud bang and went outside to find the crash. She said she had never seen a crash that bad at the intersection.

"I've been here for 12 years and haven't seen anything like it."

The crash victim was transported to Gympie Hospital for treatment.

It is not known how bad her injuries were as ambulance officers were still assessing her at the scene at 5.20pm.

Police are investigating.

Gympie Times


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