Woman in wheelchair thrown from moving Toowoomba bus

AN INCIDENT in which a woman in an electric wheelchair was thrown from a moving bus in Toowoomba has prompted calls for changes to Queensland buses.

The bus was travelling a roundabout when the 72-year-old's wheelchair skidded across the aisle into the door.

She spent two months in hospital after landing on her head after the door opened.

Disability group Queensland Advocacy is calling for compulsory restraints that anchor wheelchairs and scooters to the floor and wall in all buses.

Director Michelle O'Flynn told ABC Radio that public transport should be accessible all, but it must be safe.

Ms O'Flynn said restraints for wheelchairs and mobility scooters were compulsory in the United State.


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