Palmer Bridge at Freestone is awaiting repair after a car went through the railing.
Palmer Bridge at Freestone is awaiting repair after a car went through the railing.

Driver pays for repairs

THE Southern Downs Regional Council plans to pursue repair costs from a driver who crashed through the railing of Palmer Bridge at Freestone three weeks ago.

A council spokeswoman said the repairs - likely to cost several thousand dollars - would be scheduled "as soon as we can release a gang from other current works".

The incident took place on November 2, when a green Ford Falcon sedan heading towards Warwick crashed through the railing and hit the embankment below.

Warwick Police Senior Sergeant Stewart Day said the 42-year-old male driver from Warwick told police he had swerved to avoid a small dog on the narrow bridge.

Snr Sgt Day said the man had been hospitalised and had not been charged with any driving offence as a result of the crash. He returned a negative alcohol breath test.


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