18yo suffers spinal injuries
WHAT was supposed to be a leisurely trip to Leslie Dam for three Toowoomba teenagers turned into a frightening experience when their blue Holden Commodore flipped and rolled on Toolburra Plains Rd about 2pm yesterday.
The 18-year-old driver, Becky Rametta, was rushed to hospital for suspected spinal injuries while the passenger, Brady Dennis, 19, and rear passenger, Chloe Rametta, 16, escaped unharmed but rattled.
Mr Dennis said the car rolled after taking the corner a little too quickly.
"We just took the corner too quick and the rear spun out and (the driver) overcorrected and the car rolled," he said.
One Warwick Police officer who attended, Senior Constable David Kinsley, said the driver was entrapped in the car but the other two managed to free themselves.
"We (with fire crew) cut the roof off to extract her from the vehicle and we had to use a spinal board," Snr Const Kinsley said.
Ms Rametta was transported to Warwick Hospital and ambulance crews said she was in a stable condition.
Police are still investigating the crash.
Mr Dennis said the trio were on their way to the dam to visit Becky's mother.