Car pushed head-on into traffic
A WOMAN was treated for a broken leg and sternum after being freed from her smashed vehicle at Redbank Plains yesterday morning.
Witnesses said the woman’s Mitsubishi Lancer was rear-ended by a ute and shoved head-on into the path of an approaching Toyota Camry as it travelled along Redbank Plains Rd, near the intersection of Carol St, about 9.30am.
Bystanders pried the woman’s car door open with a screwdriver and attempted to keep her calm until paramedics arrived.
The 56-year-old female driver of the Lancer was treated at the scene before being taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Two people in the Camry were also injured and required transport to the Mater Hospital – one of them with a broken wrist.
The driver of the ute was not harmed.
Traffic along Redbank Plains Rd was reduced to one lane until the scene was cleared.
A large amount of engine coolant, glass and other debris was left on the road.
Police said the scene was cleared about 11am.