David Stuart

Our top ten videos for 2014 as chosen by you

EACH day journalists across the APN group - from Mackay to Coffs Harbour - upload video clips from their respective regions.

The videos cover every topic imaginable: sport; emergencies; quirky stories; human interest pieces; road safety; crime; politics; fundraising efforts; achievements, and much more.

We have compiled a list of the ten most-viewed clips across the group for the year. This list is based solely on the videos that you clicked on in 2014.

The videos largely fit into two categories: bad driving and violence.

So, without further ado, here are the top ten videos as voted by your clicks.

WARINING: Some viewers may find this vision distressing.


TEN: Bashing of two elderly men, one a cancer patient

This video shows the shocking attack, as captured on CCTV, of two men being bashed outside a Brisbane Hotel for 'being too old'. One of the men was in Brisbane to receive cancer treatment.

Bashing of two elderly men, one a cancer patient: Two Hervey Bay men, one undergoing cancer treatment in Brisbane, were bashed for 'being too old'. The court released this footage after the offender was sentenced.


NINE: Did this truckie fail to keep safe distance?

This video clip and 22cm brought a Sunshine Coast truck driver's career to an end after he failed to keep the minimum distance when passing a cyclist. The video sparked lively discussion around the laws.

Did this truckie fail to keep safe distance?: Warwick Fribance has decided to give truck driving away after he was charged with failing to keep a safe distance from a cyclist. What do you think?


EIGHT: Dashcam reveals driver's almost deadly mistake

A camera mounted on a car's dashboard captures the terrifying moment a driver narrowly avoided colliding with a Mercedes that was traveling on the wrong side of a dual carriageway.

Dashcam reveals driver's almost deadly mistake: A white Mercedes defied traffic diversions and drove from Ripley to Goodna on the wrong side of the Cunningham Hwy. Audio has been disabled on the video. Images courtesy of Dash Cam Owners Australia and S. Hamer.


SEVEN: Yaamba Rd Crash

A car yard's CCTV cameras captured this grainy vision of a three-vehicle crash that caused chaos at a busy Rockhampton intersection. The crash resulted in three people being hospitalised.

Yaamba Rd Crash: Video footage of a crash on Yaamba Road.

SIX: Pregnant woman abused on Caboolture bus


FIVE: Brutal beating of schoolgirl in Rockhampton

FOUR: Snake swallows dog on chain

This video shows images of a huge python that swallowed a tethered dog, chain and all, in a back yard near Lismore.  The dog's owner had quite a shock when she found the snake curled up in the pooch's kennel.

Snake swallows dog on chain.: Wires secretary Sue Ulyatt was on scene to see a python which had swallowed a small dog on a chain.


THREE: Boy attacked in Queensland school

This clip shows distressing vision of a Fraser Coast high school student being thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched in the head by another student. The footage of the boy being attacked as apparent "retribution" for an earlier altercation made national news.

Boy attacked in Queensland school: Students at a Fraser Coast school are heard urging the attack on a student before he is repeatedly hit in the face. LANGUAGE WARNING

TWO: Violent street fight

Senseless violence was not limited to the schoolyards. This clip, which was uploaded to Facebook, shows a vicious brawl that took place on the streets, and front yards, of Toowoomba.

Violent street fight: A fight between three men erupts on a quiet suburban street in Toowoomba.


ONE: Dashboard camera captures truckie's Warrego Hwy near miss

A truckie steering more than 80 tonnes of road train recounts the moment he took 'evasive action' to ensure a misjudgment from an overtaking motorist did not cost multiple lives. The driver, Kevin Norris, captured the vision with his dashboard-mounted camera.

Dashboard camera captures truckie's Warrego Hwy near miss: STEERING more than 80 tonnes of road train off the side of a highway when travelling at 90kmh is not an option many truck drivers would consider ideal.

Did the list surprise you? What videos did you enjoy in 2014? Leave your comments in the section below.