Emergency services at the Allan Cunningham Motel on Ruthven St where a car smashed into the building in Kearneys Spring.
Emergency services at the Allan Cunningham Motel on Ruthven St where a car smashed into the building in Kearneys Spring. Kevin Farmer

One person in hospital after Mercedes-Benz slams into motel

UPDATE 4am: Police are investigating a traffic crash that resulted in a car smashing into a hotel yesterday afternoon.

About 3.10pm, a grey Mercedes-Benz sedan travelling east along Bruntnell street proceeded through the intersection with Ruthven Street into the driveway of a motel on Ruthven Street.

The vehicle collided with a parked Hyundai Getz that was unoccupied at the time and continued, colliding with the motel reception causing extensive damage to the building.

The driver of the vehicle was located a short distance away and was transported to Toowoomba Base Hospital with possible spinal injuries.

No other persons were injured as a result of the crash.

Investigations are continuing.

UPDATE 4.30pm: One person has been taken to hospital after a car smashed into a motel in Toowoomba this afternoon.

The Queensland Ambulance Service reported one person suffered minor injuries and was taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition with spinal precautions.

They were taken from the Allan Cunningham Motel on Ruthven St where a car slammed into the reception area of the Kearneys Spring building.

Emergency services at the Allan Cunningham Motel on Ruthven St where a car smashed into the building in Kearneys Spring. October 11, 2018
Emergency services at the Allan Cunningham Motel on Ruthven St where a car smashed into the building in Kearneys Spring. October 11, 2018 Kevin Farmer

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services secured the scene initially reported to be "unstable" after the incident about 3.15pm.

EARLIER: Emergency services are rushing to reports a car has slammed into a motel in Toowoomba.

Initial reports indicate a car has ploughed into the Allan Cunningham Motel on Ruthven St in Kearneys Spring.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are en route to the incident reported about 3.15pm.

Police and paramedics are also responding to the incident.

It is unknown how many, if any, people are trapped or injured.


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