October 12, 2018
A young Kingaroy mother and her daughter were recovering at home on Friday after being pelted by hail during Thursday’s storm.
Fiona Simpson, her daughter Clara, four months, and her 78-year-old grandmother were driving along the D’Aguilar Highway when the storm struck near Coolabunia.
“I’ve learnt my lesson today, NEVER drive in a hail storm!” she wrote on Facebook.
“We parked on the side of the road when the storm got too heavy and the hail blew out our windows. I covered my infant with my body to stop her from getting badly injured.
“I’m just so relieved that my daughter and grandmother are all right.
“Please, please be careful in this storm season.”
The trio was taken to Kingaroy Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Fiona suffered multiple bruises and lacerations to her back, arms and head.
On Friday, Fiona said she and Clara were now safe at home.
“Grandma is recovering in hospital and will be home soon,” she said.
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