While much publicity has been given to the recent spate of accidents involving caravans, a serious campervan rollover in Agnes Water serves as a reminder of the potential dangers faced by all travelling on unfamiliar roads in unfamiliar conditions.
The Rockhampton Bulletin reports that four people were treated for suspected spinal injuries and deep cuts after their Toyota van went over as they left the Queensland coastal town.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said the family of Chinese tourists were travelling as part of a convoy of vehicles on Round Hill Rd, when the 40-year-old female driver swerved to avoid debris.
He said the vehicle overturned onto the passenger side, after attempting to avoid hitting pieces of rubber on the road, and came to rest on the shoulder of the oncoming lane.
The two women and two children in the campervan all suffered injuries.
Queensland Ambulance Service Bundaberg Acting Operations Supervision Nigel Jones said RACQ Careflight took two children and one adult to Bundaberg Hospital. The second adult was trapped in the van for while and, after being freed, was driven by road to Bundaberg Hospital.