One man with spinal injuries was taken to hospital in an ambulance while concerned owners were still in shock after a two vehicle accident on the Gladstone Benaraby Rd yesterday afternoon. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
One man with spinal injuries was taken to hospital in an ambulance while concerned owners were still in shock after a two vehicle accident on the Gladstone Benaraby Rd yesterday afternoon. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA271214ACCD

Two hurt as car hit turning into drive

TWO people were taken to hospital yesterday afternoon after a vehicle was hit from behind on the Gladstone Benaraby Rd.

A blue Ford Falcon was waiting to turn into a driveway when a white Holden Commodore crashed into it.

The driver of the Holden was taken to hospital with spinal injuries and the other driver taken for observations.

Tannum Sands police closed the three lanes of the road down to one and controlled traffic until the cars were towed after 6pm.

Police Sergeant John Meiers said the section of the road could be a potential black spot zone.

"The vehicle had slowed and had indicators on. He noticed a vehicle coming from behind him at high speed and tapped his brakes to alert the driver," he said.

"When he realised the vehicle wasn't going to stop he accelerated and the other car run up the back of him."

Pedro Keogh's son was the driver of the Ford and heard the crash from his home.

"I heard the big thump and then got a phone call from my son saying he was in an accident,"

"It was going to happen eventually because we have so many close calls turning into our driveway."

Boyne Island fire captain Greg Chandler said it was a good reminder for motorists on the road in the holiday period.

"Everyone needs to stay alert when they are driving with a lot of people driving long distances," he said.

"It's been a good season so far. People have been behaving themselves on the road."



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