VIDEO: Bystander uses jack to rescue teen hit by car

UPDATE: Police say the quick actions of a neighbour may well have saved the life of a teenage girl who was struck by a car in Ipswich this morning.

The 15-year-old girl became trapped underneath the car after she was struck in a driveway on Pommer St about 8.30am.

Acting Senior Sergeant Adam Cooper said a quick-thinking neighbour grabbed a jack after he heard screams and lifted the vehicle off the girl's body.

Police investigate an accident involving a teenage girl being run over in the driveway of her Brassall home.
Police investigate an accident involving a teenage girl being run over in the driveway of her Brassall home. David Nielsen

"The rear neighbour obviously has observed what has happened and has gone and grabbed a jack which is a great thing, he's been able to extract the girl from the vehicle," he said.

"Their actions helped, I'm sure, to save that young girl." 

Paramedics performed CPR at the scene.

Police investigate an accident involving a teenage girl being run over in the driveway of her Brassall home.
Police investigate an accident involving a teenage girl being run over in the driveway of her Brassall home. David Nielsen

She was rushed to the Lady Cilento Hospital.

Snr Sgt Cooper said the teen's injuries were not thought to have been life-threatening.

The victim's mother was driving the Audi hatchback that struck the teen and police believe the driver's vision may have been impeded at the time.

"At this stage, it's very hard to determine the exact cause of the accident," Snr Sgt Cooper said.

"There's no allegations of anything that was untoward that was going on.

Police investigate an accident involving a teenage girl being run over in the driveway of her Brassall home.
Police investigate an accident involving a teenage girl being run over in the driveway of her Brassall home. David Nielsen

"Mum was distraught as any mother would be if they've been involved in an incident with their child.

"It's a horrendous incident to be involved in."

The road has since been reopened to traffic.

"We've all got to be cautious when reversing out of a driveway to be sure that what's behind us, we know what's there essentially," Snr Sergeant Cooper said. 

A TEENAGE girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car just before 8.30am in Brassall.
A TEENAGE girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car just before 8.30am in Brassall. Hayden Johnson

 

EARLIER:

A TEENAGE girl has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car just before 8.30am in Brassall. 

Queensland Police said when paramedics arrived at Pommer St, the girl was trapped under the car. 

There are reports family members and onlookers rushed to try and lift the car to free the girl. 

She has been taken to Lady Cilento Hospital, in a stable condition.

Paramedics performed CPR at the scene. 

Drivers should avoid Pommer St as the forensic crash unit will be examining the scene for the next few hours, as part of the investigation.  

 

INITIAL: 

A PEDESTRIAN has reportedly been hit by a car in Brassall. 

Paramedics were called to the incident just before 8.30am.

Two crews have just arrived on scene in the vicinity of Pommer St, near Brassall State School.



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