Wet warn­ing for crash teen

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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