Toddler injured in crash

A toddler has been taken by ambulance to Cairns Hospital in a stable condition with seatbelt injuries following a two-vehicle crash on the Kuranda Range this morning.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a woman was also being assessed on the scene and treated for neck pain.

The ambulance was called at 10.25am.

Police closed the road at Henry Ross Lookout for more than an hour but lanes in both directions reopened just before noon.

MORE CAIRNS NEWS:

East Trinity - two-vehicle crash

Paramedics responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a tree on Bessie Street and Pine Creek Yarrabah Road at 4.31am. Three patients were assessed at the scene, two declined transport and the third was transported to Cairns Hospital in a stable condition with spinal precautions.

Gordonvale - snake bite

Paramedics were called to Bruce Highway and Warner Road at 7.03pm Thursday, after a male patient was reportedly bitten by a snake. The man was transported to Cairns Hospital in a stable condition.

Weather

Wet weather is expected to ease off over Cairns today as Cyclone Miran retreats away from the coast.

Forecasts are calling for partly cloudy skies with a 60 per cent chance of showers most likely in the afternoon.

Cairns can expect light winds and the chance of up to 8mm of rain.

People do their best to stay out of the rain in the wet and wild weather conditions. Picture: Brendan Radke
People do their best to stay out of the rain in the wet and wild weather conditions. Picture: Brendan Radke

Around the region

Cairns: Shower or two. 24-30C

Atherton: Shower or two.18-29C

Cardwell: Mostly sunny. 23-31C

Cooktown: Shower or two. 24-32C

Innisfail: Possible shower. 23-31C

Mareeba: Shower or two. 20-32C


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