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



34 hours of hard slog for Kathryn

Rockhampton's ultra-marathon runner on her way to finishing the Great North Walk 100 in New South Wales.

Kathryn Austin runs for 34 hours to complete gruelling event

Taxi driver struck with bottle, kicked and punched

Taxi.

It's alleged he was assaulted until members of the public intervened

Bright orange light soars across Queensland sky

Facebook alight with discussion about thing falling out of sky

Local Partners

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

DANCE FESTIVAL: Thursday, September 22 results

Rockhampton Dance Festival Vicki Davis Academy of Dance and Performing Arts classical ballet group 9 years and under.Photo Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin

Results of the first day of competition

Projects hoped to revive Rockhampton real estate

There have been just over 800 house sales in Rockhampton this year

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

14% of renovators doing own electrical work?

Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky homeowners.

And 12% said they did their own plumbing work

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.