Pig hunters' lucky escape

FOUR hunters made a lucky escape when their vehicle ploughed off the Sandy Creek Bridge at 6.55am yesterday.

The car splashed into the water and filled to the roof.

Luckily the four males from Browns Plains were able to escape the vehicle and swim to safety.

A police spokesman said the group was pig hunting around the Sandy Creek area and were on their way back home when the driver, 28, fell asleep at the wheel.

With him, two other men aged in their early 20s and one 15-year-old boy.

Three hunting dogs were also inside the vehicle and managed to swim to land.

Emergency crews arrived on scene about 7am after a passer-by phoned police.

All four people were taken to the Warwick Hospital for checks, but were in stable conditions.

The driver was then transported to Toowoomba Hospital for further observation, but appeared to be all right.

The car was hauled from the river and towed away.

Police reminded motorists to take caution when driving in the wet weather, don't drive tired and stick to the conditions.

If you see an accident, make sure you report it to either your local police station or 000 in an emergency.

  • Warwick Police: 4660 4444
  • Stanthorpe Police: 4681 6400
  • Allora Police: 4666 3222

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