Kingaroy Street Crash
Kingaroy Street Crash

Young boy hailed hero for saving lives from shopfront crash

A YOUNG boy is being hailed a hero after a split second decision likely saved lives.

The youngster pushed bystanders to safety as a Nissan patrol crashed through the Lifeline furniture shop on Kingaroy St about 11.30am on Monday. 

The driver, an 89-year-old Kingaroy man, lost control reversing across Kingaroy St before he clipped a Toyota Hilux, mounted the footpath and crashed through the shop window.

 

 

Kingaroy police officer-in-charge senior sergeant Dave Tierney said it's lucky no one was killed 

"There were a bunch of kids in front of the Lifeline shop and luckily a young boy was able to push them all out of the way," snrt sgt Tierney said.

"We are still investigating the cause of the incident and are still speaking to eye-witnesses.

"One man was taken to Kingaroy Hospital with minor shoulder injuries."

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