Girl rescued through car boot after crash
AN EIGHT-year-old girl was pulled from the passenger seat and through the boot of a car after the front end of the small hatchback was crushed in a collision at Maroochydore last night.
Emergency services were called to the crash near the intersection of Memorial Dr and First Ave about 5.30pm.
Traffic heading towards Cotton Tree was blocked while officers cleared the scene.
A concerned mother looked on as paramedics attended to her little girl on the road and put her on to a stretcher.
The girl was transported to Nambour General Hospital with minor injuries. Her six-year-old brother was uninjured.
Police Inspector Michael Miley said a silver four-wheel-drive failed to negotiate a right-hand turn on to First Ave and crashed into the front end of the Holden Barina in which the mother and her children were travelling.
"The specifics are under investigation but it appears that the four-wheel-drive failed to negotiate oncoming vehicles," Insp Miley said.
"Having just finished our Road Safety Week last week, it is important that everyone is aware of their surroundings and takes their time before negotiating any turn.
"The people in the small vehicle were very fortunate in that the vehicle sustained most of the impact."
The driver of the four-wheel-drive was not hurt.