CRISPY CAR: Two Moura teens escaped a car fire on Moura-Theodore Road on Sunday after the driver left the road and stopped in the grass. Heat from the engine started a grass fire which destryed the car.
CRISPY CAR: Two Moura teens escaped a car fire on Moura-Theodore Road on Sunday after the driver left the road and stopped in the grass. Heat from the engine started a grass fire which destryed the car.

Fire destroys vehicle

FOUR men were lucky to escape from separate accidents on Sunday, with one vehicle destroyed by fire and another overturning several times.

Senior Constable Andrew Sampson from Moura Police said a Toyota Hilux crashed around 10.30am, 12km from Banana, on the Leichhardt Highway.

“It left the road and rolled five or six times,” Senior Constable Sampson said.

A 16-year-old male passenger had minor injuries, while the 20-year-old male driver was uninjured.

Both men were from Mt Morgan.

Senior Constable Sampson said driver error caused the accident which left the vehicle severely damaged.

Only a few hours later, police attended a second accident on Moura-Theodore Road at 1pm.

The 17-year-old Moura male driver left the road and pulled up in the grass.

Heat from the engine started a grass fire, causing the vehicle and a section of grass to be burnt.

Moura Fire Brigade officers could not save the car.

A second Moura teenage passenger and the driver escaped the fire unharmed.

“The vehicle was burnt to a crisp,” Senior Constable Sampson said.

In a busy weekend, police also caught two drink drivers on Barfield Road near Banana.

Senior Constable Sampson said police pulled over both Banana drivers at the same time on the back road.

A 22-year-old man in a Lexus four-wheel-drive blew 0.108 while a 24-year-old man driving a white Toyota Land Cruiser registered 0.123.

Both will appear in Biloela Magistrates Court next month.


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