Car driven into spectators

MACLEAN Bobcats home game on Saturday turned out to be exciting for all the wrong reasons.

Police said it appeared that a spectator, while attempting to move his wife’s car closer to the fence, may have hit the accelerator instead of braking.

As a result, the vehicle smashed through the wire fence hitting and injuring at least two spectators, two women in their mid-sixties.

Both women were treated at the scene before being transferred to Maclean District Hospital.

One woman was said to have received a fractured shoulder, while the other received a cut to her head and a shoulder injury.

The 63-year-old male driver from Yamba was breath tested but did not return a positive reading.

Daily Examiner photographer Lynne Mowbray arrived just minutes after the accident.

Although there to photograph the Bobcats v Northern Storm game, she quickly realised something was wrong.

“There was no play going on so I thought it was half-time,” she said.

“But I looked up and saw an ambulance with a lot of people gathered around.

“There were two ambulances and a police car. I thought to myself, it must be bad – there’s a big crowd.

“The car was sitting on top of the fence.

“I saw one woman sitting up – she looked like she was in shock.

“The other woman was lying down and was being treated by paramedics.”

It is understood one of the women was released from hospital the same day, while the other was kept overnight and released yesterday.

A police spokesman said investigations were continuing into the incident.


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