Traffic crash investigation at Mount Garnet

Police are investigating a single vehicle crash in which a man sustained critical injuries near Mount Garnet, Far North Queensland, yesterday (May 27).

Preliminary enquiries indicate that at around 10.20am police were called by a member of the public to investigate the manner of driving of a vehicle on the Kennedy Highway, approximately 10km west of Mount Garnet.

Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, a grey Holden station wagon, however the driver failed to stop.

The vehicle, which was travelling east, continued for a short period along the highway before crashing at a bend in the road, striking a tree and flipping onto its side.

Officers assisted the driver and provided first aid.

A 36-year-old Edmonton man was airlifted to Townsville Hospital for treatment of significant injuries.

Detectives from the Forensic Crash Unit are investigating with oversight from the Ethical Standards Command.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

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