Five people have been injured — with one flown to hospital — following a golf cart crash on Queensland’s Hamilton Island.
It happened about 1.30am Thursday along Acadia Dr, with the 18-year-old driver, a woman from Buddina, suffering minor injuries.
The group was travelling in a 2014 E-Z-GO golf buggy at the time, which was the only vehicle involved in the crash.
A golf cart on Hamilton Island, similar to the one which was involved in Thursday morning’s crash. Picture: Supplied
Four passengers — a 21-year-old Willow Vale woman, a 21-year-old Cannonvale man, a 21-year-old Brandy Creek man, and a 19-year-old Kew man — were also injured.
The Willow Vale woman had to be flown to Mackay Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Golf carts, or buggies, are a common sight on Hamilton Island, being the prefered mode of transport.
Queensland road rules still apply to those driving buggies on the island, where there’s a speed limit of 40kmh.
Cart drivers also need to be at least 21-years-old, and hold a full drivers license.
Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call police on 131 444, or to make an anonymous report online.
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