Woman injured after truck smash

A woman was trapped in the vehicle before emergency services arrived.
A woman was trapped in the vehicle before emergency services arrived. Gemma Abela

A WOMAN was taken to hospital yesterday on what was supposed to be another trip to drop the kids off at school.

The 40 year old sustained minor head injuries and bruises and was transported to Bundaberg Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash took place at the Goodwood and Ring roads intersection when a truck and car collided at 8.30am yesterday.

It is believed one vehicle was travelling straight while the other was turning right at the intersection when the crash took place.

The female driver of a Kia Carnival had to be cut from the vehicle, but the two children travelling with the woman were out of the car before emergency services arrived.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Bundaberg station officer Justin Groth said the crew had to remove a door and cut the roof open to free the woman.

The 31-year-old male truck driver was not injured in the incident.

Bundaberg police Constable Laura Stroebel said it was possible the car had been thrown over traffic islands during the crash.

Witness Jamie Leonardbuhsu called emergency services as the crash took place.

“It was a full impact on the car; you could see the smash and hear the crash and the glass,” he said.

“It just sounded like ripping metal.”

He said multiple witnesses stopped to help the children and the trapped woman.

“We saw the kids get out and I could hear them crying from across the road.”

Mr Groth said people needed to take care when they were driving on the roads.

“I think the message out of it is people need to be aware of their surroundings,” Mr Groth said.

Const Stroebel said the crash had looked worse than it was.

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