UPDATE: Police investigating after driver's lucky escape
BUNDABERG Police are investigating after a number of steel I-beams went through the passenger side windscreen of a green Mazda323 yesterday.
A police spokeswoman said initial investigations suggested a 70-year-old man from South Bingera was carrying the items which were allegedly tied down with rope on the back of his white Holden Rodeo ute in a northerly direction on Childers Rd.
The ute was stationary on the road intending to make a right hand turn into another property with vehicles passing him to the left.
The 41-year-old male driver of the Mazda was also allegedly travelling north but did not slow down when when he approached the white ute to overtake.
As a result, the Mazda collided with the rear of the ute causing many of the I-beams through the windscreen on the passenger side.
The collision caused the ute to cross the highway into oncoming traffic where it crashed into a fence 20-metres off the road.
The 41-year-old man from Bundaberg West was transported to Bundaberg Hospital.
THERE are probably few things scarier than watching huge metal bars hurtling towards you, but that's exactly what a Bundaberg driver has faced.
Police are investigating the two-vehicle crash, which left a driver with significant head and hand injuries, but miraculously in a stable condition.
But it's clear the situation was just inches away from being far worse, with three bars sliding from the back of a ute and smashing through the windscreen of the car travelling behind it.
Emergency services were called to the crash along Childers Rd, about 2.10pm today.
The crash happened about 5km past the Ring Road intersection.
The driver of the ute was treated for shock. The driver of the car was taken to Bundaberg Hospital.
Police are investigation the crash, with whether the load was appropriately secured expected to be examined.