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Driver gets pinned by her car against fence

An accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale where a woman was trapped under her car.
An accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale where a woman was trapped under her car. Rob Williams

A WOMAN was pinned under a car on the Brisbane Valley Hwy roadside on Wednesday after an attempt to push her stricken car off the road went wrong.

The 29-year-old woman's car ran out of fuel the previous night only metres from her home, just south of Fernvale.

She attempted to retrieve the car on Wednesday morning, but her plan went astray.

In an attempt to get the car clear off the road, she began to push it when the incident occurred.

The car began to roll away from the woman down an embankment as she started to push. The woman tried to jump in the car and to pull the handbrake but failed.

She was pinned by her shoulder under the car and next to a fence at 7.50am.

Her screams for help alerted the neighbours that something was wrong.

QFRS Ipswich station officer Phil Paff said it took firefighters eight minutes to free the woman from underneath the car.

QFRS used the jaws of life to separate the car from the fence, before securing the vehicle with a rope. Six officers lifted the car off the woman.

Mr Paff praised the neighbours who came to the woman's aid.

"She was assisted by her neighbours. Two ladies came out to help, one held an umbrella over her to give her some shade," he said.

She suffered minor shoulder injuries, with Queensland Fire and Rescue crews and paramedics taking an hour to stabilise her.

She was transported to the EMQ Rescue 500 helicopter, which waited at a nearby cricket field on Burns Rd.

She was taken to the Princess Alexandria Hospital for treatment.

An Emergency Management Queensland spokeswoman said the woman had suffered minor injuries.

"It appears she ran out of fuel and was pushing the car off the road," the spokeswoman said. "She slipped over and the car rolled forward. She attempted to get back in the door but was pinned against the door and the fence."

Topics:  accident, brisbane valley highway, fernvale, queensland ambulance service




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