Car careers across highway into tree



A CAR slammed into a tree after careering over the Dawson Highway for about 200m yesterday morning.

The male 66-year-old Gladstone driver and a 71-year-old woman passenger were not seriously injured although they were taken to hospital for treatment.

Gladstone police were still investigating last night how the accident happened.

The car had been heading west on Dawson Highway, near the intersection of Aerodrome Road about 10am.

Sergeant Owen Lawton said it was believed the driver then crossed over the median strip on the wrong side of the road near the Aerodrome Road petrol station.

The driver continued past Motorworld before crossing back onto the other side of the road and going over a ditch on the side of the road.

The car's path ended crashing into a tree facing in the opposite direction, east, near Harvey Road.

Gladstone Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Service officers attended the accident, helped get the pair out of the car, and treat them.

Sgt Lawton said the man and the woman were both taken to hospital and it was believed the man stayed overnight for observation.

Sgt Lawton said police were continuing investigations and were waiting to talk to the driver to establish what happened.



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