Fireball causes late night traffic chaos
Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 8:24 pm
A car rear-ended a taxi causing a massive fireball just before the major arterial roundabout on Brisbane’s Airport Drive about 10pm AEST yesterday.
The taxi driver escaped unharmed, while a bystander managed to pull the driver of the other car from the burning wreck as more explosions lit up the night sky.
Witness James Benson said it was lucky no-one was seriously injured.
“We were just coming home from the airport when suddenly we came to a stop and the next thing we know there is a huge bang,” he said.
“At first it was obvious it was a crash and the next thing we know everyone is running in the other direction.
“Everyone reacted so quickly. It was quite scary, but at the same time it is a miracle no-one got hurt.”
Vehicles stretched back from the accident to the Brisbane domestic airport, with traffic delays lasting over two hours.