UPDATE: Hilux seized after Blain Dr accident, inspected

UPDATE January 22:

GLADSTONE police seized the white Toyota hilux that ran up the back of a Mazda 3 on Blain Dr on Wednesday morning.

A police spokesperson said the car would be given to a forensic mechanic who would inspect the vehicle as part of the investigation.

At time of press yesterday no charges had been laid.


January 20:

UPDATE: 12:40pm:

GLADSTONE police believe speed could be a possible factor in a crash on Blain Dr this morning, but they don't believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

They wouldn't say if they would be pressing charges until the investigation was completed.

A police spokesperson said the investigation was ongoing and more witness statements were still needed.

Yesterday, Calliope Road Policing Unit caught seven people speeding on Blain Dr in an hour.

Most of the speeds recorded were over 70kmhr with the highest being 81kmhr.

UPDATE 10.45am:

RYAN Tarver was on his way to Airlie Beach to see his wife and two girls this morning when he saw a bullbar in the revision mirror flying towards him.

"It was like a nightmare. The bullbar was coming straight at me," he said.

The Toyota hilux crashed into the back of him on Blain Dr at 5.45 this morning, crumpling the boot of his Mazda 3 to the back of the driver's seat.

"I was pushed to the (electrical) pole and steered away from that, I had to steer away from the next one before I pulled over," he said.

"Lucky my kids weren't in the back seat or they would be dead.

"What gets me is I'm going home to see my wife and family and that could have been taken away from me."

Ryan was taken to Gladstone Hospital but was released with bruising to his shoulder.

"Ambos, firies and police all told me I was lucky to be alive," he said.

The driver of the Toyota hilux was also taken to the hospital, and is in a stable condition.



A FOUR vehicle car accident early this morning has left noticeable damages on Blain Dr, police reported.

At 5.45am a vehicle heading outbound on Blain Dr collected three cars, then drove through a fence into a tree.

The tree stood 4m tall and debris were left all over the road.

The driver was taken to the Gladstone Hospital by the Queensland Ambulance Service.

He was complaining of a sore shoulder.

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