A number of people were handcuffed and arrested when fights broke out after a car accident on Bertha Street in Goodna on Wednesday.
A number of people were handcuffed and arrested when fights broke out after a car accident on Bertha Street in Goodna on Wednesday. David Nielsen

Fight erupts at crash scene

POLICE are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle crash that erupted into a street disturbance and several arrests at Goodna on Australia Day.

A white sedan slammed side-on into a power pole near the corner of Bertha and Eric streets about 4.30pm, injuring the male driver.

Several police cars and wagons attended the incident after a fight erupted in the street near the crash scene.

Up to five people were arrested but police were yesterday unable to confirm if any had been charged.

Police said the injured driver was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital where it was expected a blood specimen would be taken to check his blood-alcohol level.

The vehicle was towed for a mechanical inspection.

An 18-year-old man from Booval was arrested following a separate road crash at Raceview, about 6.15pm on Wednesday.

The man was allegedly over the alcohol limit while driving dangerously near the area of Raceview Street and Westminster Crescent, when his Holden Com- modore slammed into the passen- ger’s side door of a Holden Astra.

There were no injuries, but police said several angry people had gathered near the scene to confront the driver.

The driver was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and drink-driving.

Police said they were also considering further charges relating to unlicensed driving offences. The man will face Ipswich Magistrates Court at a later date.

His vehicle was also towed away for a mechanical inspection.



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