"Couple make lucky escape as runaway ute lands in bed"


Toowoomba couple Michael Marsham and Kay Talbot were asleep in their Panda St home about 5.45am when a Holden Commodore ute failed to stop at a T-intersection.

As the car continued to move forwards it bullbar punched through the wall of the adjoining room, pushing debris into the bedroom where a piece of falling timber is believed to have struck the couple's younger daughter Michelle, 5, on the head.
Ms Talbot has a broken leg and underwent surgery yesterday at Toowooomba Base Hospital. Mr Marsham was treated for neck and chest pains and burns to his arm.

© The Courier-Mail, Brisbane 13th September 2004.