Newlyweds Gary and Michelle Ross.
Newlyweds Gary and Michelle Ross.

Couple in the thick accident

ON their way to Agnes Water for the night before heading off on a romantic island honeymoon, Gary and Michelle Ross were shocked to find yesterday’s terrifying traffic accident unfold around them.

“We saw the truck flying past us, just missing us,” Mrs Ross said.

“It swiped out the two cars behind us, but the driver couldn’t do anything about it.

“The truck driver said the truck burst into flames 20 seconds after he got out, so he was lucky.

“It’s a bit freaky; we’re a bit shaken and a bit teary.”

As the occupants of one of the vehicles with minor damage, the Gold Coast couple were at least able to drive away from yesterday’s scene.

“We’re happy we’re safe,” Mrs Ross said.

“(The accident) didn’t take long at all.”

The couple continued on their way to Agnes Water in the afternoon, before heading off to their Heron Island paradise they have been waiting on “for so long” for five nights.

Meanwhile, hundreds of drivers waited patiently on the tar road, which was melted in patches under the stifling heat and strewn with smashed watermelons around the truck that carried them.



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