Woman, 80, knocked over by reversing caravan

Published: September 13, 2020
reversing caravan

An 80-year-old woman has been badly injured after being hit and knocked over by a caravan in a town in regional Queensland.

The incident happened as the van was reversing near the intersection of Santa Barbara Pde and Hay St in Bowen.

The elderly woman was reportedly transported to Bowen Hospital in a stable condition.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokesman said paramedics treated the woman for cuts to her arms as well as hip and ankle injuries.

Police inquiries into the incident continuing.

It is the latest in a series of nasty caravan accidents in recent days and weeks … and a reminder of just how careful grey nomads have to be when towing. While most of the recent incidents have involved rollovers on highways and major country routes, the latest scare is a stark reminder that accidents can happen – and have happened – anywhere at any time.

In October, 2019, a caravanner who underestimated the turning circle of his rig has ended up getting unceremoniously stuck on a road on the New South Wales mid north coast.

In the same month, an 11-year-old boy on a scooter suffered serious leg injuries after being struck by a car towing a caravan in a Sydney suburb.

In 2017, a driver in a 4WD towing a caravan was pictured reversing into a car as he tried to exit a parking spot at a restaurant.

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John Shannon
1 year ago

Very interesting as all we Victorians are locked up…so there’s more incidents when we’re not on the road…

1 year ago
Reply to  John Shannon

They’re not this years incidents.

1 year ago

John, their are a lot of Victorian vans in Qld.
Do you know what number plates are on the van involved?

1 year ago

A lot of people get their caravans registered in Victoria, because of the fee,
only $75 per year.

1 year ago

Maybe the child just didn’t see the van as unexpected to see it as concentrating on his scootering.


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