As a result, his mother, a 46-year-old woman had her leg almost amputated when her 17-year old son crashed into the bench she was sitting on outside the Transport and Main Roads centre. Also, a witness said the four-wheel-drive was fitted with a large bullbar. The woman was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in order to save her leg. Also her son was treated for shock and the female examiner was unhurt.
Furthermore a police spokesman said the boy stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes. He said the woman suffered surgery, with the last report indicating that the doctors should be able to save her leg. After the unfortunate event Alan Farley, from the Australian Driver Trainer’s Associations, said the need for dual-controls vehicles is compulsory.
Moreover, during another test, an examiner had to be cut from a car when the student failed to give-way to oncoming vehicles. Alan Farley said dual-controls would not end all crashes but they could reduce the risk of injury and damage."It means the examiner can allow the student to make a mistake but still have the car under control. They can stop the car quicker," Alan Farley was quoted by couriermail.com.au