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Leanne Donaldson

Postby Aussie » 15 Jul 2018, 10:22

Former MP Leanne Donaldson named as driver in train crash
by Domanii Cameron, Jay Fielding, Sarah Steger,
14th Jul 2018 11:02 PM | Updated: 15th Jul 2018 8:16 AM
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FORMER Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson was the driver who crashed into a cane train on Friday, The Sunday Mail is reporting.

Ms Donaldson was travelling along Burnett Heads Rd about 11.15am on Friday when her car collided with the train, causing three cane bins to derail.

She was trapped inside the hatchback for almost an hour before being taken to Bundaberg Hospital with serious neck and leg injuries.

The Sunday-Mail understands she was later transferred to a Brisbane hospital.
Police and emergency services workers on the scene of a cane train and car crash near Bundaberg.
Police and emergency services workers on the scene of a cane train and car crash near Bundaberg.

A 57-year-old driver on board the cane train was also taken to Bundaberg Hospital with a minor back injury.

A Labor spokeswoman last night told The Sunday Mail that Ms Donaldson was surrounded by family and that they were seeking the utmost privacy at this time.

Ms Donaldson, who is in her 40s, lives in Burnett Heads.

She won the seat of Bundaberg from current mayor Jack Dempsey at the 2015 election.

The former agriculture minister was defeated by the LNP's David Batt at last November's election.


Donaldson is known to have problems paying bills and the recent loss of her Qld Parl seat may have been the last straw. Can trains do not emerge out of the blue at that hour of the day.
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Re: Leanne Donaldson

Postby DonDeeHippy » 15 Jul 2018, 10:31

ive driven on those roads a lot, and its easy to forget the trains r even there, u might go past the crossing for 9 months without a train and the next day......... (specially if she was on a phone)
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Re: Leanne Donaldson

Postby Aussie » 15 Jul 2018, 10:37

DonDeeHippy wrote:ive driven on those roads a lot, and its easy to forget the trains r even there, u might go past the crossing for 9 months without a train and the next day......... (specially if she was on a phone)


Harvesting season has been open for a fortnight, so trains very active now. Dunno about that specific crossing but most of them have flashing lights now.
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Re: Leanne Donaldson

Postby Aussie » 16 Jul 2018, 14:29

There were flashing lights....and they were working at the time of the incident.

Curious.
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Re: Leanne Donaldson

Postby Bongalong » 16 Jul 2018, 14:30

DonDeeHippy wrote:ive driven on those roads a lot, and its easy to forget the trains r even there, u might go past the crossing for 9 months without a train and the next day......... (specially if she was on a phone)

I cant even think about some of those crossings.... spooky doesn't even define it!
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Re: Leanne Donaldson

Postby Bongalong » 16 Jul 2018, 14:31

Aussie wrote:There were flashing lights....and they were working at the time of the incident.

Curious.

Most definitely..... :sad
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