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Seatbelt saves life of a young mother

A young mother was lucky to escape serious injury in this crash near Millmerran.
A young mother was lucky to escape serious injury in this crash near Millmerran. Win News Facebook page

POLICE say a seatbelt has saved the life of a 28-year-old mother injured in a serious crash on the Millmerran-Inglewood Rd.

Millmerran police officer-in-charge Sergeant Steve Ryan was called to the scene, about 5km south of the town, about 4.30pm Saturday.

Sgt Ryan said it appeared the sports utility vehicle had left the road, crashed into a tree and overturned.

Firefighters were called to cut the woman free from the wreckage.

"She is very, very lucky there were not more serious injuries," Sgt Ryan said.

"Seatbelts saved her from serious injury."

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She was taken to Toowoomba Hospital to be treated for a broken foot and leg bruising.

A 34-year-old man, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, sustained a broken shoulder and a knee injury.

The woman's seven-year-old son, who was sitting in the back of the car, sustained a bump to the head.

Police said they were investigating the cause of the crash.

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