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Charles Drew bridge crash closed road this morning

CRASH: Single-vehicle accident on the Charles Drew bridge in Dalby.
CRASH: Single-vehicle accident on the Charles Drew bridge in Dalby. QPS

THE Charles Drew bridge requires repairs to its hand-rail, after a vehicle collided into it this morning.

The road was closed west-bound this morning for roughly 45 minutes, after the single-vehicle crash after 9am.

Constable Chris Metcalf said the female driver was distracted by loose objects which were on the front passenger seat which resulted in the accident.

The driver hit a rough patch in the road this morning which resulted in loose objects on the passenger seat to move around which distracted her concentration,” he said.

"The driver simply was not paying enough attention and clipped the gutter, which cause the vehicle to go into the railing.”

Dalby Fire Service and Western Downs Regional Council were on the scene to clean up the resulting oil spill.

Cons Metcalf said discussions were now happening to repair the damage, and also said it was a timely reminder for drivers take care especially around road-works.

"We urge motorists to drive to the conditions of the road,” he said.

The driver is due to appear in Dalby Magistrates Court on the charge of due care and attention on the road.


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