Driver crossed on to wrong side of road: police
UPDATE: Blood taken from a 28-year-old man will be analysed to confirm whether or not he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of a Greenmount crash.
His Mitsubishi sedan was almost torn in two after he collided with an oncoming car and then a power pole on the New England Hwy about 7pm yesterday.
Darling Downs district officer Acting Inspector Jamie Deacon said the Plainland man was heading north when he appeared to have crossed onto the wrong side of the road.
Act. Insp. Deacon said the sedan collided head-on with a vehicle carrying one man and four women.
He said the Mitsubishi then travelled for about 100m before colliding with a power pole.
"The impact with the power pole has caused the power pole to crack," Act. Insp. Deacon said.
Electrical wires detached from their holders as a result.
The five people from the second vehicle, mostly from the Stanthorpe area, were treated for minor injuries.
No charges have been laid but investigations are continuing.
MONDAY 11AM: Six people have miraculously survived a shocking crash on the New England Hwy at Greenmount last night.
The impact of the crash almost ripped one of the vehicles involved into two.
The crash was reported to emergency services about 7pm.
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Debris was scattered along a 200-metre section of the highway.
The five occupants of one car and the driver in the other escaped with only minor injuries.