Cars hurled into paddocks after crash
A FRIGHTENING crash on the Jandowae Rd on Wednesday afternoon resulted in two cars being flung into nearby paddocks but, remarkably, no-one was seriously injured.
The two-car collision occurred at roughly 2.30pm with emergencey services heading out to the incident about 10km from Dalby.
Debris was scattered across the road when police arrived.
They allege the 39-year- old male driver of an Isuzu D-Max utility vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and caused a head-on collision with at Nissan Patrol, driven by a 44-year-old female from Jandowe.
The Isuzu ute lost one of its front wheels before flying off the road.
The Nissan Patrol rolled into a paddock on the other side of the road, landing on its side.
It is alleged the man, from Meringandan West, did not hold a driver's licence.
Senior Sergeant Terry McCullough, of Dalby Police, said the male driver had been charged.
"The male driver admitted to police that he had fallen asleep behind the wheel which has caused the accident,” he said.
"Police have charged him with one count of dangerous driving and one count of driving with out a licence.”
Snr Sgt McCullogh was amazed there was nothing more serious than the minor injuries sustained by the man.
He said Wednesday's crash was a reminder to motorists to take care at all times.
"We ask all drivers to be safe on the road and prepare for their trips so they are not driving fatigued and are able to drive whatever distance is required,” he said.
"Dangerous operation of a vehicle can be a very serious charge if the injuries as a result are serious enough.”
The man is scheduled to face Dalby Magistrates Court on October 10.
This accident follows another which occurred on the Moonie Hwy, on the Myall Creek bridge, on Tuesday afternoon, when a 56-year-old Brisbane man in a Ford Falcon struck a guard rail on the bridge.
His vehicle then veered across the road and crashed into a guard rail on the opposite side.
Neither the driver nor his four passengers were injured.