WRECKAGE: Firefighters and police officers clear the road after a car crashed outside The Strand Hotel, Yeppoon.
WRECKAGE: Firefighters and police officers clear the road after a car crashed outside The Strand Hotel, Yeppoon. Trish Bowman

Dangerous road mix leads to man trapped in car for an hour

A WET road, a suspected drunk driver and a car driving at high speed through a roundabout.

Either could lead to disaster, and when they combined on Sunday night the driver was lucky to escape with a compound fracture to his left ankle, fractures to his right ankle, and lacerations.

At 8.30pm the 31-year-old Cooee Bay driver left the beachfront roundabout from Normanby St and accelerated onto Anzac Parade where he lost control in the wet conditions and hit a tree near the Surf Life Saving Club.

It is believed the silver Subaru's driver, who had left The Strand just before the single vehicle accident, had been drinking.

It took an hour for fire crews to disentangle the man, who was trapped in the car by his lower legs.

He was transported to the Rockhampton Hospital.

Yeppoon Senior Sergeant Bob Barclay said when patients are taken to hospital a blood test is done instead of a breath test, which may take a few weeks before they see results.

He also said there would be charges, possible dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.



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