Real estate receptionist Julie Rope made a lucky escape after an out-of-control car plowed into her office.
Real estate receptionist Julie Rope made a lucky escape after an out-of-control car plowed into her office. Crystal Spencer

Window smash survivors to be released

THE three people injured when their car tore through the front window of North Estate Agents in Tweed Heads were expected to be released from hospital yesterday.

A Tweed Hospital spokeswoman said two men, aged 43 and 72 - the elder believed to be the driver- and a woman aged 72 were taken to the hospital following the crash, which occurred about 4.50pm on Wednesday.

She said the patients were all in a good condition and were due to be discharged yesterday. It is understood the blue Ford Falcon sedan collided with another car at the roundabout at Frances and Wharf streets.

The car travelled through a gap in a set of concrete bollards lining the intersection - where one of the bollards was missing - before crashing through the shopfront.

Four people were in the other car, a Subaru sedan, including its pregnant driver Cindy Gibb. Ms Gibb was taken to hospital for observation following the incident but she and the baby were not harmed.

Meanwhile, North Estate Agents was re-opened for business yesterday, despite the makeshift windows.

Director Lance Cotterill joked that the incident had worked to the advantage of the relatively new business.

“Everybody's been ringing up and asking if we're okay,” Mr Cotterill said.

“People have been coming in and asking what happened.”

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