Cops left baffled by crash

EMERGENCY services were called out to search for the missing driver of a car that crashed on a rural road yesterday.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics attended the crash on Tablelands Road, near Baffle Creek, after being alerted by police early yesterday morning.

“From the amount of damage, it was clear there had been a significant impact involving the vehicle,” the spokesperson said.

The roof of the vehicle was crushed almost to door level, leading emergency services staff to fear the worst.

But their concern turned to confusion, when it became clear that any person inside the car had made a clean getaway.

“We could not find a patient, after an extensive search,” the QAS spokesperson said.

Rosedale Police Senior Constable Jamie Goodwin said it was believed the single-vehicle crash occurred early yesterday morning, on the bend south of Essendean Bridge, on Tablelands Road at Berajondo.

“The vehicle is a blue Mitsubishi sedan and police believe that the vehicle lost control on the bend, rolling before coming to a stop on the side of the road,” Snr Const Goodwin said.

He described the vehicle as “extensively damaged”.

“Police are still investigating the cause of the traffic crash,” Snr Const Goodwin said.

It is believed a male driver left the crushed vehicle on the roadside in an attempt to get medical attention.

But he did not alert emergency services to the smash, creating consternation for the people who stumbled upon the smashed-up car.

“It is a timely reminder to all road users to take care when travelling along rural roads at dusk and dawn, and that should a traffic crash occur, please contact police as soon as practicable,” Snr Const Goodwin said.

It can be an offence to leave the scene of a traffic crash.

Anyone with information about the crash should telephone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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