News

Woman run over by dad in tragic error

Emergency crews raced to the aid of a woman trapped beneath a car at a property in Redbank Plains. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Emergency crews raced to the aid of a woman trapped beneath a car at a property in Redbank Plains. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

UPDATE: Ipswich firefighters used inflatable airbags to free a Redbank Plains woman trapped beneath a car after she was accidentally run over by her father.

The 36-year-old woman had stepped in front of the family Ford Falcon to open a gate when the vehicle lurched forward, pinning her under the wheels.

Her father's foot had apparently slipped from the brake to the accelerator.

The 68-year-old was white with shock when he realised what had happened.

Ambulance officers took the woman to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where she was described last night as being in a critical condition.

The accident took place about 8.30am yesterday, and neighbour Emily Downes said that when she had rushed to the scene, the woman was unconscious.

Ms Downes had been alerted by the screeching of tyres, followed by a scream.

Emergency crews raced to the aid of a woman trapped beneath a car at a property in Redbank Plains. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Emergency crews raced to the aid of a woman trapped beneath a car at a property in Redbank Plains. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

She said the front right portion of the car was resting on the woman's body.

"There were tread marks on her back," she said.

"The worst part was that, even though we had a jack, everyone was too afraid to move the vehicle off her because it risked making her injuries worse.

"I made an emergency call about 10 to 15 minutes before police, ambulance and fire rescue arrived.

"It felt like the longest wait of my life…I tried to console the family as we waited."

Ipswich police inspector Keith McDonald said ambulance officers had managed to revive the woman on-site.

Insp McDonald said she was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital where she was in a critical condition.

"There have been many instances where accidents have occurred due to drivers putting their foot on the wrong pedal," he said.

"In this case though the outcome has seen a particularly tragic consequence."

Insp McDonald said the forensic crash unit was investigating the incident.

Emergency crews raced to the aid of a woman trapped beneath a car at a property in Redbank Plains. Police speak to neighbour Emily Downes (left) who helped at the scene. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Emergency crews raced to the aid of a woman trapped beneath a car at a property in Redbank Plains. Police speak to neighbour Emily Downes (left) who helped at the scene. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

 

SUNDAY: Police are investigating after a woman sustained serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle at Redbank Plains this morning.

Initial investigations indicate around 8.40am the woman had got out of the vehicle and was opening a gate at a Bottlebrush Street residence when the vehicle struck her.

The woman, 36, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, a 68-year-old man, was not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Topics:  pedestrian incident




Lawyers want teens out of adult jails

Top lawyer calls for 17 year-olds to be removed from adult jails

Ipswich man guilty of sodomising 15yo girl: Appeal failed

Young Ipswich man fails to appeal sodomy conviction

Greyhound trainer sticks by guilty plea

SENTENCE PENDING: Tom Noble leaves Ipswich District Court.

Tom Noble won't use illegal tapes as live baiting defence

Latest deals and offers

Ipswich people love heritage

'It's a great vote of confidence for a program that was launched in 1992 and has since provided thousands of property owners with heritage conservation'


This week's community billboard

Want to get involved in gardening? The Glebe Rd Uniting Church Garden Club meets first Saturday of each month.

Toastmaster, Tai Chi, Scouts, the Men's Shed and more

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m