Police busy with crashes

A SPATE of minor crashes kept Gympie Police busy over the weekend and the start of the working week.

Two people were transported to Gympie Hospital after a crash along Tin Can Bay Road yesterday.

A Honda Civic driven by a female P-plater, 19, collided with a Range Rover station wagon driven by a man, 59, east of the Cedar Pocket turn off about 5pm; the Range Rover flipped and landed on its roof. Both patients were stable, but suffered bruising and suspected spinal injures.

And, five people were lucky to walk away from a crash at the Bells Bridge intersection about 2.20pm yesterday.

A late model Ford Falcon, whose passengers included three children, was being driven along the Bruce Highway when it collided with a Toyota 4WD coming out of the Wide Bay Highway.

The cause of the accident is under police investigation.

On Saturday, a blue Commodore sedan rolled after hitting two culverts along Eel Creek Road.

The crash, about 10.50am, left the vehicle worse for wear but the driver a Gympie teenager, 19, walked away virtually unscathed, a police spokesperson said yesterday.

When police arrived at the scene the girl was already out of the vehicle.

About 2pm on Saturday, another Gympie girl, 18, escaped uninjured after rolling her vehicle at Mothar Mountain.

The crash along Noosa Road was attended by police and ambulance, but Gympie Police reports claimed she was not injured.

The spokesperson said two hours later, about 4pm a Gympie man, 34, was given a notice to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court for driving without due care and attention.

The man had crashed his car by hitting a round-about on Red Hill Road.

Sunday saw another crash, this time on the corner of Iron and Duke Streets, about 2.30pm.

Two men heading towards Gympie Hospital lost control and crashed into a street sign, knocking it to the ground.

The car was badly damaged, but the men were unharmed, the spokesperson said.

Sunday also saw police attending to calls about men exposing their buttocks and causing a hazard for passing traffic on Lawrence Street.

The three young men were seen by the public about 5.30pm, but police were unable to locate anyone in the vicinity.

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