CRASH AND RUN: A Nissan Patrol flipped on Bruce Hwy, just north of the Neville Hewitt Bridge and the driver fled the scene.
CRASH AND RUN: A Nissan Patrol flipped on Bruce Hwy, just north of the Neville Hewitt Bridge and the driver fled the scene. Contributed

CQ man surrenders to police after fleeing crash scene

A man who fled the scene of an early morning vehicle roll-over handed himself in to authorities yesterday morning.

The single vehicle crash occurred on the Bruce Highway just north of the Neville Hewitt Bridge at 12.40am on Friday morning, resulted in northbound lanes being blocked for 1.5 hours.

Initial reports indicate the silver Nissan patrol hit the median strip before flipping and the driver fleeing the crash site before authorities arrived.

 

A Police media spokesperson confirmed that a the 26-year-old Frenchville man presented himself at Rockhampton Police station on Friday morning.

During an interview with officers, the man confessed that he lost control of the vehicle and instead of remaining at the scene, he "just panicked" and ran.

The man had sustained an arm injury from the crash and had subsequently sought medical treatment.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and are still yet to lay charges.

Given that it is an offence to flee the scene of a crash, it was expected that the man would be charged.

It is unknown if alcohol played a role in the crash with the police spokesperson saying that they normally had a two hour window in which to test people after an accident has occurred.

In addition to this crash, two other early morning crashes happened around the CQ region.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said they were called to a side swipe incident on the Bruce Highway at Marmor at 1.15am on Friday morning.

It involved a truck and a car but the truck was not at the scene when QFES arrived.

The spokeswoman said there was extensive damage to a guard rail requiring a Main Roads crews to repair.

Paramedics transported two patients to Rockhampton Hospital in stable conditions following the crash.

The first patient, a 33-year-old male, sustained chest and abdominal injuries and the second female patient, of unknown age, sustained minor injuries.

Queensland Police confirmed they were still unable to locate the truck involved in the incident.

Crews were also called to a crash at The Caves on the Bruce Hwy at 2am where a ute rolled over.

One person was treated at the scene by Queensland Ambulance Service.

A QAS spokesman said a male in his late teens was transported to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition with facial and pelvic injuries after the vehicle rolled multiple times.


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