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Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott's car hit by a scooter

July 7, 2012 - Brisbane

Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's car was hit by a scooter as it passed through an intersection while he was on his way to a private function. The incident occurred at 7pm (7:30 PM AEST) at the intersection of Adelaide and Wharf Streets. The scooter rider is a lady. Abbott was sitting in his Comcar and is busy with some paper when the incident occurred.

Abbott came out quick, showed his first aid skills by helping the women driver get up in the right position and waited for the police and ambulance to arrive. The women broke her leg in the accident. Abbott is a qualified first aid worker because of his service with surf life saving and the Rural Fire Service in NSW. Many other people around came immediate to rescue the women and Abbott said used the opportunity to contextually show how fellow Australians help each other at tough times.

Abbott narrowly avoided a major car accident during the 2010 federal election campaign during a visit to a notorious single-lane stretch of the Princes Highway, near Winchelsea south west of Melbourne.

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