Police and ambulance paramedics outside Ryke Fuel in Youngman Street, Kingaroy, on Wednesday night

August 6, 2020

A service station employee was injured when a fuel drive-off went badly wrong in Kingaroy on Wednesday night.

Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant David Tierney, said about 10:40pm a white Volkswagen Tiguan, believed to have been stolen, pulled in at Ryke Fuel in Youngman Street.

The vehicle was bearing Victorian registration plates, 1FC-4ZT, believed to be false.

Snr Sgt Tierney said that a 46-year-old male staff member stood in front of the vehicle in a bid to stop it driving off.

However, the vehicle moved forward and hit the worker, who fell off the bonnet and struck the ground.

The Tiguan then sped from the scene, heading north along Youngman Street.

QAS paramedics treated the injured employee for bruising to the head, shoulder, arm and leg as well as suspected spinal injuries.

He was transported to Kingaroy Hospital in a stable condition.

Snr Sgt Tierney said the 2018 model Tiguan was located about 3:00am burnt out at Kingsthorpe.

Police believe the vehicle has been involved in other incidents in the Darling Downs area, including at Toowoomba and Kleinton.

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A man has been taken by ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital after a single-vehicle crash on the Bunya Highway on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred near the intersection with Ferris Road.

Emergency services were called at 10:22am.

A QAS spokesperson said the patient was in a stable condition.


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