Driver charged af­ter smash

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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