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Teenager survives horror crash

Emergency crews prepare to transport the injured girl.
Emergency crews prepare to transport the injured girl. Peter Collins/Channel Nine

A TEENAGER is lucky to be alive after her car crashed off a bridge and hurtled down a 20-metre embankment before landing at the bottom of a creek bed.

Family of the 18-year-old girl went searching for her in the early hours of yesterday morning after she failed to return home.

The young woman’s siblings noticed a damaged guard rail on Old Toowoomba Road near Davey Bridge in Gatton and on closer inspection found their sister’s car on its roof at the bottom of the dry creek bed.

Emergency services were contacted about 12.30am.

The woman was trapped in the vehicle for more than an hour as emergency services worked to free her from the wreckage.

The woman suffered a broken leg as well as chest and back injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Toowoomba Base Hospital in a critical condition.

Late yesterday the teenager was in a stable condition in the critical care ward.

It is believed the teenager had left her Placid Hills home earlier in the evening and was travelling to Gatton when the crash occurred.

It is unknown how long the girl was trapped in the car before she was discovered by her family.

Gatton Police officer in charge Tom Missingham said the young driver, who was travelling alone, was heading east along Old Toowoomba Road when the crash happened.

“She failed to negotiate a left-hand turn and went straight ahead into the creek bed,” Snr Sgt Missingham said.

The Toyota Lexan sedan she was driving flipped and landed at the bottom of the creek bed.



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