Mo­torists in­jured in Oak Beach crash

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Do­minic Geiger

WIT­NESSES rushed to help four peo­ple in­clud­ing two young girls in­volved in a “shock­ing” head on col­li­sion near Port Dou­glas on Mon­day.

Cairns tradie Kris­tian Suares said he was driv­ing on the Cap­tain Cook High­way at Oak Beach when the male driver of a sil­ver ute in front of him at­tempted to over­take a truck about 7.40am.

“There was a red sedan com­ing the other di­rec­tion and they col­lided pretty hard,” Mr Suares said.

“It was one of the big­gest crashes I’ve ever seen... the ute rolled over, hit the guardrail to its right and flipped back onto its tyres.”

Mr Suares said he called 000, while his su­per­vi­sor, who he’d been trav­el­ling with, went to the aid of a woman and two young girls trav­el­ling in the sedan.

“The woman got out – she was re­ally hys­ter­i­cal, yelling a lot,” he said.

“My su­per­vi­sor helped the two girls, one was a bit stuck be­cause she got her hair caught and bruised.”

An off-duty nurse also ar­rived on scene and checked the oc­cu­pants over, in­clud­ing the driver of the sil­ver ute who suf­fered in­juries to his chest.

All four were taken to Moss­man Hospi­tal, and the high­way was re­opened be­fore 9am.

A sec­ond, more mi­nor sin­gle ve­hi­cle crash near Rain­foresta­tion Na­ture Park at Ku­randa on the Kennedy High­way also kept emer­gency crews busy around 8.25am. her eye was

Pic­ture: KRIS­TIAN SUARES

The crash that closed the Cap­tain Cook High­way near Oak Beach

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