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



William Cairns gave his best to family and business

BIG CHARACTER: William Howitt Cairns was an important Ipswich figure.

Jovial personality helped shaped city

Let Corby fit back into community

COMING HOME: Schapelle Corby is due to return home, but how will the media treat her.

Feeling the media has lost touch with the public

Reef on a collision course to catastrophe

IN DANGER: Experts say the Great Barrier Reef is facing the threat of extinction.

Environmentalists say we must act now to save the Reef.

Local Partners

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

MIRANDA Kerr and her husband-to-be, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, are set to marry today in decidedly downgrade style with a backyard wedding.

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Home town support spurs on Ipswich chef

CONTENDER: Judges have praised the work of Ipswich cook Ben Ungermann, who has avoided the dreaded elimination rounds.

Ben gets a little sweeter

Shannon Noll: What I don't like about The Voice

ON TOUR: Shannon Noll will perform in Ipswich on June 3 as part of a 35-show run.

Australian Idol veteran talks reality TV during 35-date Aussie tour

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!