Lyndal Roth inspects the damage done to her car after she hit a kangaroo.
Lyndal Roth inspects the damage done to her car after she hit a kangaroo. Chris Ison

No one stops to aid Lyndal

LYNDAL Roth sat trapped in the driver's seat of her vehicle, covered in glass shards after a night-time collision with a kangaroo.

Her vehicle's hazard lights were on and she tried waving to passers-by but no one stopped.

As car after car passed Monday's accident scene on the Yeppoon Rockhampton Road about 9.20pm, the 38-year-old Yeppoon mother said she lost faith in humanity.

"This was my first real accident, I was terrified and in shock, the noise of the impact was deafening and continuously haunting," Lyndal said.

"I am extremely lucky I could reach my mobile phone and lucky I was not injured or bleeding because I would still be there wouldn't I?"

Lyndal said when she came to the stretch of road just before the Oak's service station, she saw the large roo on the other side of the road.

"I was doing 80kmh and saw it jump towards my car," she said.

"It went over the bonnet and smashed into the windscreen as well.

"I could just open the door and was waving for help.

"I was flicking my lights on an off and about six or more cars passed me and didn't stop."

Lyndal said she was shocked that people continued to drive by.

"It's not like I was off the road ... I was visible ... I just hope I'd be first on the scene if something like that happened to someone else, otherwise they'd just be stuck there," she said.

Emergency services arrived soon afterwards and Lyndal thanked them for helping.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Fitzroy zone superintendent Ray Bohlsen said people should always drive to the conditions.

"When it's raining and it's dark, wildlife will be moving and people need to be aware that they will panic," Superintendent Bohlsen said.

Lindley's Panel Works manager Rhana Govaars said they normally saw one person a week with dings and dents in their vehicles from roo hits.

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