Police can't explain how driver almost ended up in river
AN ELDERLY man has been left dazed and unable to explain how his car ended up crashing nose-first through a farmer's barbed-wire fence on Victoria St this afternoon.
The white sedan travelled about 20 metres across a grassy paddock before it collided with a gumtree on the banks of the Condamine river around 4pm.
Constable Chris Roulston said police were still trying to ascertain how the accident happened.
"All (the driver) remembers is that his car has veered to the right and gone off the road, he can't tell us much more than that," constable Roulston said.
Paramedics treated the 91-year-old man for chest pain from his seatbelt and gashes on his arm.
He is in a stable and conscious condition.
Property owner Bill Gross was rounding up his cattle in a neighbouring paddock at the time of the accident and saw ambulance lights flashing.
Mr Gross said the fence, previously standing, had been "dozed down" by the car.
"It's a mess alright," he said.
"Lucky I had the cows locked away in a different paddock."
Police investigations are ongoing and no one has been charged.