News

$580k claim for trip at Coles

A WOMAN who tripped in the trolley bay during a shopping trip at Rockhampton's City Centre Plaza is suing Coles for $580,000.

Sherylea Maree Girle, 52, tripped over a raised border in the trolley aisle at the Coles supermarket as she went to get a trolley on June 11, 2009.

She suffered leg, arm and back injuries including fractured bones.

A claim lodged with the Rockhampton District Court said Ms Girle's injuries were caused because of a failing to warn of the hazard, no cordoning off of the area and an unsafe trolley bay.

She was wearing flat-soled shoes when she fell.

Maurice Blackburn principal Gino Andrieri, whose company is representing Ms Girle, said the incident should have been avoided.

Mr Andrieri said the hazard was removed after the fall.

He said Ms Girle was an active person before her fall but now struggled because of the pain.

Even basic tasks such as cooking dinner were a challenge, Mr Andrieri said.

A spokeswoman for Coles declined an opportunity to comment on the court case yesterday.

Topics:  coles, rockhampton district court, suing




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

$130 million federal funding boost for CQ weir

FUNDING: Rookwood Weir is expected to be backed in an announcement by Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister. INSET: MP Michelle Landry tours the site with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Rookwood Weir expected to be backed by federal government

Man stabbed in leg walks 4kms to mum's place

Police generic, crime scene.  Photo Tessa Mapstone / South Burnett Times

Reports indicate a man has been stabbed in the leg.

Disaster funding uncertain and could hurt ratepayers

Cooberrie Park wildlife keeper Kieron Smedley has a look around the park that was demolished in Cyclone Marcia. Below left: Man walks his dog down Gladstone Road after the 2011 Fitzroy River flood.

Payment was split in two and delayed for 12 and 24 months

Latest deals and offers

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked

Caloundra’s former Centrepoint Buffet site up for sale

FOR SALE: The home of the old Centrepoint Buffet

Restaurant fined for unhygienic practices closed months ago