The Nissan Maxima that crashed into the hotel was driven by a 25-year-old who was receiving a driving lesson.
The Nissan Maxima that crashed into the hotel was driven by a 25-year-old who was receiving a driving lesson. Daniel Burdon

Hotel reopens after crash

LAKES Creek Hotel co-owner Larry Finnsays damage from where a car crashed into the hotel on Tuesday will be covered by insurance.

Mr Finn said the hotel had managed to reopen for business yesterday after the accident which occurred about 11.30am.

“Thanks to the local tradesmen, fire brigade and police,” he said.

“Everyone got stuck in straight away and we were able to open today.”

He said the damage should be repaired shortly and the building remained structurally sound.

Mr Finn, who has the hotel on the market, said he was confident he would be able to find someone who wanted to lease the hotel.

Yesterday Central Queensland traffic co-ordinator Inspector Lyle Mitchell said no charges had been laid against the 25-year-old learner driver from Afghanistan who crashed the car while in the middle of a driving lesson.

Both he and his passenger were uninjured.



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