18 crashes as wet weather plays havoc on Coast roads

 Police and emergency services attend a crash on Nambour-Bli Bli Road.
Police and emergency services attend a crash on Nambour-Bli Bli Road. John Mccutcheon

EMERGENCY services were kept busy as slippery road conditions caused 18 minor car crashes on the Coast yesterday.

Three cars rolled, one car hit a lamp post, another crashed into a tree, and two careered down embankments.

Paramedics treated dozens of people for neck injuries and about seven people were taken to Nambour General Hospital with minor injuries.

The collisions begun at 9am, when a car crashed at Currimundi near the primary school, and they continued to occur almost every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Cars crashed at Eumundi, Kenilworth, Nambour, Doonan. Kawana, Meridian Plains, Buddina and Cooroy.

There were also two crashes each on roads at Coolum Beach, Caloundra and Maroochydore.

A police spokesman said the high number of collisions had kept emergency workers on their toes.

"This is just an example of the need to slow down in the wet," he said. "Even minor crashes can cause a ripple effect for emergency workers and are distressing for other road users."

Topics:  motoring, roads, weather




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