A 75-year-old Taringa woman has died in floodwaters at Pullenvale in Brisbane’s outer-west after her car was washed away on Wednesday afternoon.
- The 75-year-old was located in her car after reports it was swept away at Pullenvale
- It took emergency crews three hours to locate the woman due to “treacherous” flooding
- A large tree branch had also snapped off and fallen on top of the car
Emergency services responded to reports of a car being swept away by flash flooding at Lancing Street at 4:40pm.
The fully submerged sedan was located by rescue crews around three hours later and a tow truck was called to remove it from the water.
The driver, who was the sole occupant, was found inside.
The rapidly moving waters were described as “treacherous” by police, which they said was part of the reason it took so long to find the vehicle.
A large tree branch had also snapped off and fallen on top of the car.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
Anyone with information that may be able to assist police has been urged to come forward.