News

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

Topics:  car crash, emergency crews, escape, pig hunters, police, safety, sandy creek bridge, swim, vehicle, warwick, warwick hospital, water



Laughter just part of the job for business owners

TWO FRIENDS: Sharon Price and Gina Hing have made this King St store their own.

Two friends the ditch the daily grind to live out their dream.

Brisbane, Gold Coast airports hit by Border Force strikes

Extensive rolling stoppages to start today

Warwick man fined over homemade weapon

The 27-year-old man pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a weapons charge.

A WARWICK man has had an expensive lesson in weapons.

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state