Woman Injured After Car Ploughed Into Red Rooster

A frightening scene unfolded at a Red Rooster restaurant on Anzac Avenue in Redcliffe last Friday when a car suddenly accelerated and ploughed into an outdoor table, injuring a woman having lunch.

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The victim, a 54-year-old woman from Margate, was rushed to Redcliffe Hospital for treatment after the red Holden mounted a garden bed and struck the table where she was seated around 1:30 pm on May 24th.

According to police reports, the driver, a woman from Clontarf, had been visiting a nearby business when her vehicle allegedly surged out of control as she was leaving the car park. Eyewitnesses describe the car veering wildly into the garden before slamming into the outdoor seating area.

The driver now faces charges of dangerous vehicle operation and is scheduled to appear before the Redcliffe Magistrates Court on June 25th.

While the full extent of the victim’s injuries remains unclear, this incident serves as a sobering reminder of the need for cautious driving, especially in areas with high pedestrian traffic.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the crash.

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Published 27-May-2024