News

TAB rammed: driver may have jumped the start

ALL BETS OFF: Workers clean up the damaged TAB in the St Ives Shopping Centre in Goodna after a car ploughed through it.
ALL BETS OFF: Workers clean up the damaged TAB in the St Ives Shopping Centre in Goodna after a car ploughed through it. Rob Williams

THE teenager behind the wheel of the car which crashed through a Goodna betting shop, causing thousands of dollars damage, may have pressed the wrong pedal.

The car driven by the 19-year-old missed bollards placed in front of the TAB in St Ives Shopping Centre and caused panic among six punters inside.

One of the punters told the QT of his and other customers lucky escapes as the car came quickly towards the shop front and crashed through to the back wall.

There were chaotic scenes as emergency services worked amid shattered glass and broken wood to free the driver.

The carnage left behind was evident in the light of day behind the police tape.

Workmen began clearing out the shop, loading massive shards of glass from the shop front window into trucks.

A gaping hole was left in the rear brick wall where the car burst through.

Disappointed punters who turned up yesterday to place a bet or claim their winnings had to find another TAB.

Police are investigating if a mechanical fault caused the accident or if it was driver error.

Police are awaiting the results of the mechanical report before deciding if charges will be laid.

Investigations into the accident are continuing.

Topics:  st ives shopping centre, tab




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Jail for brother after brutal bashing in teen sexting case

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

Thug faces court for the 21st time in less than a decade

Rate rise gives residents a real bang for their buck

MY BUDGET ROCKS: Paul Pisasale explains why his 2016/17 budget makes a slight rate rise well worth it.

Pisasale hails new budget as "an agent for change"

Ipswich to show their appreciation in jersey

The Ipswich Jets show off their special Indigenous round jersey designed by Ipswich students at Bremer High.

Students help design Jets Indigenous themed strip

Latest deals and offers

Panic inside Istanbul Airport

Turkish police block the road after an suicide bomb attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, 28 June 2016. At least 10 people were killed in two separate explosions that hit Ataturk Airport.

Dramatic vision from inside Istanbul airport after explosin.

Driveway delivery

Toby Hill was born on June 22 on his grandparents driveway in Riverhills. Pictured is big brother Bradley Hill, dad Matt Hill, mum Hannah Hill, grandmother Donna Eagle and grandfather Nick Eagle.

Toby Hill was born on June 22 on his grandparents driveway in Riverhills.

Rosewood Amber Alert

No Caption

Audio of Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Williams of the Ipswich Child Protection...

Arts and culture get a boost in council budget

HAPPY CAMPER: Council’s culture boss Cr Charlie Pisasale will be delighted $400,000 has been allocated for a business case investigation for IPAC.

IPAC at the forefront of councillor's agenda

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward