A Queensland woman has described how she was left with a horrific facial scar after she was accidentally struck by a car while crossing the road.
Sam’s Club jewelry, located on the corner of Ponsonby and King, was struck by the vehicle on Monday night.
Sam Mathers was crossing the street to pick up her daughter when she saw the accident and immediately ran to help her.
“I had a terrible look on my face and then I looked up and I was like, ‘Oh my God’,” Ms Matherz said.
“The car was travelling down King Street at about 60km/h.”
So I had no idea what was going on, but I’m very, like, extremely lucky because my daughter was in the car and I didn’t know if she was going to survive.
“Ms Mather-Sterling, who lives on King Street, was able to climb out of the car with her daughter and quickly walk to a nearby petrol station to pay for gas.
The 24-year-old has since been diagnosed with a severe facial injury.”
It’s been extremely painful,” she said.
Ms Maimart, who was wearing a protective helmet at the time of the incident, said she had not thought about wearing a helmet.”
You just think that you’ve got a little bit of a head start, but you know you have to be aware of your surroundings,” she told the ABC.”
My first thought was that it was probably a drunk driver.
“Ms Dutton said it was a tragic accident.”
This is a terrible reminder that we are very, really lucky in this day and age,” she added.”
We have very good roads, and the fact that this has happened in one of them is very unfortunate.
“The driver of the vehicle, who did not want to be identified, was charged with failing to stop when required and failing to provide an exit.
The Crown’s office will decide whether the charge is passed on to the Crown Court.
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