- A ute wiped out a small hatchback after running a red light in Queensland
- The collision occurred in wet weather on Bruce Highway Monday morning
- The scary incident was captured from the dash camera of a trailing vehicle
A large 4WD ute has wiped out a small hatchback after running a red light in a horrifying collision on a busy Queensland intersection.
The frightening incident, captured from the dash camera of another vehicle, occurred at the Veales Road turnoff on Bruce Highway in Townsville Monday.
Surrounding motorists could do nothing but watch as the black Suzuki Swift turned into the path of a Land Rover, which police said had disobeyed a red light.
A large 4WD ute has wiped out a small hatchback after running a red light in a horrifying collision on a busy Queensland intersection
The scary footage was uploaded to Dash Cam Owners Australia, with its owner revealing the female victim had been trapped inside her car following the accident.
‘A couple of years ago Mum and Dad bought me a dash cam – this morning on the way to work it captured this! So lucky that I saw it coming otherwise it would’ve been me,’ the lucky driver wrote.
‘You see me go to take off but then I hesitated because I could see the 4×4 wasn’t slowing down. The poor woman was trapped inside the Suzuki! it was really terrible.’
The female victim had been trapped inside her car following the accident, requiring police assistance to get out
Police said the driver was ‘lucky to be alive’ after needing to be extracted from her car by emergency crews.
Both drivers were taken to Townsville Hospital for treatment, with the female suffering internal injuries and the male sustaining shock, Townsville Bulletin reported.
‘It took them a period of time to get her out. She has some internal injuries, bruising … and possible fractures,’ Senior-Sergeant Matt Lyons said.