The car rolled and burst into flame at about 10am this morning at Horse and Jockey Road. Photo: Emily Smith
The car rolled and burst into flame at about 10am this morning at Horse and Jockey Road. Photo: Emily Smith

Police investigating after car rolled and "burst into flame"

UPDATE 1PM: A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the driver was about 18-years-old and suffered a hand injury. He was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.

 

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating after a car rolled and burst into flame on Horse and Jockey Road this morning.

Senior Sergeant Lyndsay Judson said the car lost control, rolled upside down and burst into flames at about 10am.

Senior Sergeant Lyndsay Judson talks about crash

The single male occupant of the car managed to escape with minor injuries and was transported to Mackay Base Hospital.

His parents were travelling in the car behind and were some of the first on the scene.

Fire crews acted quickly to extinguish the flames. Photo: Emily Smith
Fire crews acted quickly to extinguish the flames. Photo: Emily Smith

"Any vehicle rollover has a possibility of entrapment and when the vehicle burst into flame, he was very, very lucky to have gotten out," Snr Sgt Judson said.

"It's a fairly straight section of road and it's still under investigation as to what's caused the accident."

Horse and Jockey Road will be opened to traffic again shortly.

 

IN PICTURES: Car rolls on horse and jockey road


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