The wreck of a car that hit a tree after leaving the road at Cooroy. Somehow the three people inside survived.
The wreck of a car that hit a tree after leaving the road at Cooroy. Somehow the three people inside survived.

Crash miracle escape teens remain in hospital

UPDATE 9.30AM: An 18-year-old man injured last night in a high-impact crash at Cooroy remains in a serious but stable condition in Nambour General Hospital.

Paramedics said the teen driver suffered a broken collarbone, cut to his head and back pain after the crash.

A 16-year-old girl, who suffered a dislocated elbow and chest pain, was this morning in the same hospital in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man also injured in the crash was discharged from hospital overnight.

UPDATE 8.25AM: Police are this morning measuring tyre marks and investigating the scene of a serious crash at Cooroy.

Officers were amazed that no one was killed when a car carrying three people crashed into a tree on Lake Macdonald Dr last night.

Police measure tyre marks left by a vehicle involved in a serious crash on Lake Macdonald Dr at Cooroy.
Police measure tyre marks left by a vehicle involved in a serious crash on Lake Macdonald Dr at Cooroy. john mccutcheon

Debris indicated the car had left the road and travelled for about 30m down and embankment through light shrubby vegetation before slamming into a tree.

State Emergency Service volunteers are also on scene this morning helping police with traffic control.

A lane of traffic has been blocked for about a 500m section of the road.

EARLIER: Three young people including a 16-year-old girl have somehow survived a crash at Cooroy that left their car a mangled mess of steel, rubber and plastic.

That noone was killed in the wreck is a miracle, say police.

The car left the road and struck a tree as the driver headed west along Lake Macdonald Drive at 6.20pm on Thursday, according to police.

The wreck of a car that hit a tree after leaving the road at Cooroy.
The wreck of a car that hit a tree after leaving the road at Cooroy.

The 18-year-old driver with a fractured collarbone, head laceration and back pain was taken in a serious condition to Nambour Hospital.

A  20-year-old male with back pain and a 16-year-old female with a dislocated elbow and chest pain were also sent to hospital.

Officer in Charge of Cooroy Police Station, Sergeant Mal Scott said it was a miracle all three people escaped the vehicle alive.

"The vehicle was completely ruined on impact, when there is this level of destruction in a traffic crash you often fear the worst." Sergeant Scott said.

"The occupants were initially trapped in the wreckage but somehow managed to crawl out of the vehicle."
 

The remnants of a car that left Lake Macdonald Road in Cooroy and hit a tree on August 6, 2015,
The remnants of a car that left Lake Macdonald Road in Cooroy and hit a tree on August 6, 2015,

Sergeant Mal Scott said the crash could have easily been a fatal one.

"This is a timely reminder to take care on the roads, don't speed, don't drink or take drugs and drive, don't drive tired, wear your seatbelt, pay attention to the way you are driving and don't become distracted and obey the road rules," he said.

"Road safety is everyone's responsibility."



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