Car ricochets off wall, crashes through cement fence
AN ELDERLY woman was metres away from plunging into a Noosa canal after a car crash this afternoon.
The 86-year-old was about to take her grandson to sport training when the car accelerated through a vacant lot and hit a neighbour's wall in a Noosaville St at about 4.15pm.
The car ricocheted off the neighbour's wall and ploughed head-on into her tall cement fence.
Teenage neighbour Aaron, whose wall the car hit first, heard the crash and ran out to help.
"The wheels were spinning, she still had her foot on the accelerator," Aaron said.
"I reached in and put the car in to park and said 'it's alright'.
"Her eyes were really big, I thought she'd had a heart attack."
Aaron quickly called triple-zero, and a fire truck, ambulance and police car arrived on scene within minutes.
Aaron said the woman, who was the sole occupant in the car, was in shock and initially unresponsive when he found her.
The woman began responding again when help arrived.
Police said the woman was conscious, breathing and had no spinal injuries but will wait to question her about the crash when she feels better.
She was transported to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.