4 crashes in a day prompt warning
A MAN was charged with dangerous driving and had his car confiscated after being involved in one of four crashes on Bundaberg’s roads yesterday.
The 17-year-old will face court after he performed a “lengthy” burnout on Perry Street in a Ford XR6, during which he hit a power pole.
Police said he was lucky to walk away unharmed. They did, however, seize his car under hooning laws.
A 65-year-old man was taken to Bundaberg Hospital with a punctured lung after a crash on Bourbong Street near the intersection with the Kennedy Bridge.
The man was driving a scooter and is believed to have hit the roundabout and ricocheted into a Hyundai Elantra.
No one else was injured in the incident and the man was believed to have non-life threatening injuries.
Earlier, a teenage girl was lucky to escape injury after colliding with a cane train just before 11.30am.
Bundaberg Police Sergeant Steve Shultz said the incident happened at Jealous Road.
The 17-year-old was driving a VW stationwagon and, after driving over the railway line, was clipped by the cane train.
The cane train hit the driver side rear wheel and caused only moderate damage.
No one was injured.
Police are also investigating a single-vehicle crash at Lowmead Road, Avondale, yesterday.
The Ford Courier Ute was found with a builder’s trailer attached, after hitting a tree about 200m from the Avondale Tavern.
No one was found with the vehicle after the crash.
Sgt Shultz said there would always be hoons on the roads.
“There will be a number of people who will always do it,” Sgt Shultz said.
“The number of other accidents in Bundaberg is because people don’t seem to pay any attention.”
Sgt Shultz also reminded drivers to be aware of active cane trains in the area during the rest of this year’s sugar cane crush.
“People who are tourists in the area especially need to know about the cane trains,” he said.