Fire crews are rushing to rescue to men trapped in a vehicle.
Fire crews are rushing to rescue to men trapped in a vehicle. Tessa Mapstone

Further charges for driver after Southern Downs crash

UPDATE: The 26-year-old driver of a car that crashed onto railway tracks near Stanthorpe last week has been slapped with a further charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The crash occurred sometime after 9pm on Tuesday, August 29 at the intersection of Granite Belt Drive and Tennant Road.

This second new charge is on top of the charge of failing to supply a specimen of blood for analysis.

The driver refused a blood test after he and the male passenger of the crashed vehicle were taken to hospital.

The passenger remains in hospital recovering from injuries sustained in the crash.

25/08/16:  A man had to be cut from the wreckage of a car last night after a single vehicle crash near The Summit.

The driver of the vehicle was able to free himself from the vehicle and was waiting when emergency crews arrived.

Both men were taken to Stanthorpe Hospital in a stable condition, with the passenger suffering from a reported chest injury.

On arrival at the hospital, a blood sample was requested of the driver, who has  has since been charged with refusing to give a blood sample.

The crash happened just before 9.30pm and police say the red Holden Commodore came to rest on the railway tracks near Tennant Road.

At this stage it is unclear how the accident occurred.

Both men were in their mid 20s.

24/08/16: FIRE crews are rushing to free two men trapped in a car at The Summit.

Hydraulic cutting equipment is being used to free the men.

Details are limited at this early stage, but a single vehicle has been involved in a crash and has come to rest on a railway line.

One male passenger was able to get out of the vehicle unaided and appears to be free from injury. 

The crash has occurred near Tennant Road, The Summit just before 9.30pm and crews from fire, ambulance and police are currently on the scene.


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