Motorists injured in Oak Beach crash
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
The crash that closed the Captain Cook Highway near Oak Beach