WILD TIMES ON REX RANGE RD
POLICE are still searching for the culprit behind the hit and run that rattled a Julatten couple last Thursday.
Jon and Jane Marsden were driving to work in Port Douglas from their Julatten home when a white utility drifting around a corner skidded into their path.
According to the Mr Marsden the bonnet of their small car wedged under the rear tray of the utility, which caused the back of the utility - now travelling sideways - to slide up the bonnet of their car and smash into the A-pillar, shattering the windscreen and drivers side windows, as well as crushing the roof.
Miraculously, both driver and passenger were not seriously hurt.
“The accident happened really quickly,” said Mr Marsden, who added that they had no time to get a good look at the other vehicle.
“Because the windscreen shattered straight away we just couldn’t see anything out of it.
“We were just more con- cerned with each other’s welfare.
“We then got out of the car, and fully expected the ute to come back … but whoever was driving the truck didn’t come back.”
He said it was despicable that the other driver didn’t turn around and help.
“The road is very slippery and people skid all the time – but it’s pretty low to just leave us there.”
While the offending ute left the scene, Jon said plenty of other good samaritans stopped to help – but unfortunately there were no witnesses among them.
Mount Molloy police attended the scene, where parts of the utility were picked up as evidence.
Mount Molloy and Mossman police are still searching for a white utility with a damaged or recently repaired tray.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.
A Julatten couple's car was totalled by a drifting ute on the Mount Molloy Road