Wet warning for crash teen
AN 18-YEAR-OLD has warned locals to drive carefully in wet weather after he lost control of his vehicle yesterday along the Captain Cook Highway yesterday.
The young man and his 24-year-old friend were travelling to TAFE in Cairns from Mossman at 7.30am before his Toyota spun out of control on the wet road.
He said that this was his first car accident and he is still in shock that it happened.
“I was driving along a slow long bend and all of a sudden the car just started sliding and I couldn’t control it,” he said.
“It kept sliding and spun 180 degrees across the other lane and rolled onto its side against the rock wall just south of Turtle Cove. “It happened so quick I am still in shock.” They were able to climb out of the driver’s door window uninjured.
“I would like to warn people to drive slow and be careful in this wet weather,” he said.
Senior Constable Matt Smith is urging all drivers to drive to the weather conditions and to their level of experience.
“Motorists need to adjust their speed in wet weather especially when the road surface is wet,” he said. “It can be a treacherous piece of road between Mossman and Cairns if drivers don’t take appropriate care and respect other drivers.”
The accident caused minor traffic delays as the accident scene was cleared.