A car hangs over the edge of the Mater Hospital car park. Picture: Dale Ballentine
A car hangs over the edge of the Mater Hospital car park. Picture: Dale Ballentine

Car left hanging off multi-storey at major QLD hospital

A MOTORIST has had a lucky escape after a sedan ploughed through the fencing on the fifth level of the Mater Hospital car park and sat precariously over the edge for an hour.

The incident occurred about 1pm Friday.

It took two fire crews some 50 minutes to first secure and then retrieve the car from its dangerous position, five levels off the ground, said a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said.

Mater Health Services reported just after 2.30pm the car had been towed back from the edge, and the area was now safe with temporary barriers in place.

A car hanging from the Mater Hospital car park. Picture: Dale Ballentine
A car hanging from the Mater Hospital car park. Picture: Dale Ballentine

A hospital worker said the driver vacated the vehicle soon after it had ploughed through the barrier.

About a third of the car, including the front wheels, poked out of the side of the car park and was above a two storey building in South Brisbane.

News Corp Australia

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