Wet roads trigger havoc
WITH a spate of traffic accidents across the region, police and emergency services have been kept busy, as stormy weather continues to play havoc with road conditions.
On Tuesday, a 54-year-old Calliope man died when the car he was driving left the road at Agnes Water.
Initial police investigations suggest the man swerved off Round Hill Road and into a ditch.
The man was the only occupant in the car and died a short time after the accident, which occurred about noon.
Investigations are being carried out to see whether a medical reason was to blame for the accident.
In Gladstone, there were two traffic accidents – the first at the intersection of Glenlyon Road and the city bypass.
A Toyota sedan and a four-wheel drive were involved in the collision, which occurred about 12.15pm during one of the heavy downpours which struck the city yesterday.
One person was taken to hospital.
Police controlled traffic while ambulance and fire personnel attended the scene.
About 3pm, a Holden Commodore and Mitsubishi sedan were involved in an accident at the corner of Tank Street and Glenlyon Road. No one was injured in the crash.
A pedestrian was struck by a reversing car at the corner of Philip and Bedsor streets at 3.25pm, was taken to Gladstone Hospital for treatment.