A car drove into a creek next to St Helen's State School on July 2.
A car drove into a creek next to St Helen's State School on July 2. Alistair Brightman

How did this car end up in the creek?

A WOMAN drove into a creek after allegedly falling asleep behind the wheel in Maryborough.

Travelling on an 80kmh zone of Saltwater Creek Rd, the 59-year-old Hervey Bay resident first drove into a traffic light sign at St Helen's State School.

The sign was knocked down and she proceeded into the nearby creek about 10.30am yesterday.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said she was the only occupant of the car at the time of the incident and suffered minor injuries.

"It appears the driver may have fallen asleep and veered off the side of the water at Saltwater Creek Bridge," the spokesman said.

"There was no indication of speeding."

Firefighters freed the woman by cutting a door of her vehicle.

Though the driver was lucky to escape mainly unharmed, motorists are reminded that falling asleep whilst driving can be deadly.

"If people are driving tired, it can be very dangerous," the spokesman said.

"Police ask that if you're tired to stop and have a rest."
 

 

A car drove into a creek next to St Helen's State School on July 2.
A car drove into a creek next to St Helen's State School on July 2. Alistair Brightman

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