Dad fights back tears after East Bundaberg crash
UPDATE 9.15AM: KEVIN Turner fought tears as he struggled to make words in describing the horror phone call he received that his new wife Erica and their 18-month-old daughter had been in a smash.
"She (friend and caller Nikki Myatt) said, Erica's been in a car accident"," Mr Turner said.
Mr Turner said he arrived at the scene and saw his wife's car, a black Holden Cruze, in a ditch on the intersection of Ann and Skyring Sts.
"We're fully insured but that's not the point," Mr Turner said.
"There's no warning for drivers, you can't say anything, there's already a speed limit here, between 7 and 9.30am you've got to do 40km/h."
Mr Turner said he and his partner had three kids who had just been dropped at East State School.
"The little one was still in the car, but she did alright," Mr Turner said.
The driver of the second vehicle in the two car smash, Ernie Hills said he didn't see Mrs Turner's car coming.
"I thought I was going to roll over, but it didn't happen," he said.
"I just can't work out how come I didn't see her, it did give me a fright."
Mr Hills said he felt he'd been a careful driver all his life.
"The car just seemed to come from nowhere," he said.
"It could have been a lot worse."
Queensland Ambulance Burnett Coast Station officer in charge Helen Geddes said all three occupants in the smash sustained minor injuries with Mrs Turner requiring transport to the Bundaberg Hospital.
Ms Geddes said the smash could have been a lot worse.
"Once again, the safety measures of the car, the airbags and wearing a seatbelt is always imperative," she said.
EARLIER 8.15AM: EMERGENCY crews are at the scene of a two-vehicle smash at East Bundaberg.
The crash happened around 8am at the intersection of Ann and Skyring Sts, East Bundaberg.
The crash resulted in one lane of traffic on Ann St being closed and a black Holden Cruze running into the gutter.
Neighbours described the crash, saying they had heard a loud bang.
Neighbours also said while the crash was not a result of hooning, hooning was a big problem in the area.