Driver charged after smash
A 35-YEAR-OLD man did a runner after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree at the Sheraton Mirage roundabout on Port Douglas Rd last Saturday.
The Manoora man was driving the white vehicle with a passenger when the single vehicle car crash occurred around 3pm.
Both men sustained injuries but decamped from the scene prior to police arriving and police had to make enquiries and located the driver the next day.
Witnesses said the driver appeared to be speeding excessively.
The car is a write-off and the man has been charged with driving without due care and attention.