Australia IS a Dangerous Place to Live

Crocodiles, sharks, snakes, spiders, jellyfish, V8 Supercars…. V8 Supercars?????

If you read my post from yesterday about my Redback Spider bite, you’ll probably remember that I ended it with the rather dramatic statement that something else happened on Saturday that “should have ended in death”.

Perhaps you thought “Oh, that BobinOz, he is such a drama queen!” Well, wait until you see this!

As I said yesterday, BeninOz and his family had come round for a takeaway pizza. I asked Ben what he’d been up to during the day, and he told me he’d been to see the V8 Supercars at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich. That’s just 20 minutes or so down the road, so close in fact that on quiet days I swear I can hear the cars racing around the track from my house.


When I asked him how it had gone, he replied that it was okay, but there had been a terrible accident. “It was lucky nobody died.” He said.

That’s when I thought “Oh, that BeninOz, he is such a drama queen!”

He went on to describe the incident to me and when I asked him how bad it was, he said “Oh, it’ll be on Seven News tonight.”

As regular readers will know, I record Seven News automatically each day on my Foxtel Digital box, so later that evening I sat down to check it out. Yes, it was on the news, it was the main story.

I have never, ever, seen anything like this. For sure, there were some people there that day who are lucky to be alive right now. Seven News don’t post on Youtube, but RTL do. Take a look at this…..

When all the dust had settled and everyone who needed treatment had been sorted, one 60 year old man suffered cuts to his head and a suspected fractured shoulder whilst a 59 year old man had some facial cuts.

That was it! Yes, Australia is a dangerous place but it’s also know as The Lucky Country. Too right!

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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • fred February 2, 2012, 11:54 pm |

    ur fit as hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    • BobinOz February 6, 2012, 9:52 pm |

      You’re a strange one Fred.

  • BobinOz May 29, 2010, 5:13 pm |

    Lucky! Lucky! Lucky! Plus a load more of those for each and every person who was standing the other side of that fence. An incredible escape.

  • Steve Povey May 28, 2010, 3:16 pm |

    I’m in astounded that no one got flattened by this. Can’t imagine what the driver thought as his car piled into the crowd. Great vid though.

  • BobinOz May 10, 2010, 5:59 pm |

    Hi Marcel

    Sorry, no I don’t. I think Brookwater must be quite new, a lot of it is around there. I think Springfield Lakes and Springfield are recent developments too.

    Toowoomba is a lot colder than it is here in Brisbane, so don’t panic! I live in western suburbs and love it. Be sure to check out Bellbowrie and Moggill & the more expensive Anstead, Brookfield, Pinjarra Hills and Pullenvale. Great open spaces for kids.



  • marcel May 6, 2010, 8:36 pm |

    Hi Bob,
    I just wanted to know if you know anything about brookwater? is it a nice area? we are hoping to get there by the 20th of this month. we are going to live with friends in toowomba for a week then find a place in the western suburbs. Hope you can advice on nice places to live for families. Thanks.


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