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Woman's car ends up on letterbox

A CAR, a letterbox and plenty of questions.

People were scratching their heads after an accident at Mountain Creek yesterday.

Fire fighters were called following a report about "a car perched precariously over a letterbox" in front of a home off Lady Musgrave Drive about noon.

They found a blue Nissan Pulsar with the front two wheels on the ground and one rear wheel mounted on an upturned brick letterbox.

The other rear tyre was hanging in the air.

The letterbox rolled on to its side after the car hit it.

It was moved at least a metre from its original position.

How the 77-year-old Buderim driver got the vehicle there was unclear.

A Department of Community Services spokeswoman said officers had to stabilise the car using acro poles and ratchet straps.

"They were able to get the female out through the rear door of the vehicle," the spokeswoman said.

"She wasn't injured and didn't require any hospital transportation."

A Police Media spokesman said police were still looking into the incident.

He said no charges had been laid yesterday.

"She was reversing,'' a police log read.

"She swerved to the right to avoid a car that was parked and then swerved back to the left, and then went up a gutter and impacted with the box," it continued in trying to explain how the accident had happened.

Claytons Towing operations manager Mike Clayton said the car had to be towed from the scene.

His staff believed the woman had put the car in reverse instead of drive before she found herself in the air.

"She was visiting someone on Lady Musgrave Drive, hopped into the car and put it into reverse," Mr Clayton said.

"It was a more unusual one we've attended."

Claytons Towing used a crane to lift the vehicle back down again.


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