DAY OF DISASTER: More crashes on region's roads
THE owner of a wrecked VY Commodore sedan was picking up the pieces beside the Bruce Highway on Sunday and was glad that he could.
"It's a wonder no-one was hurt," the male driver, who did not wish to be identified, said at the scene.
The single vehicle crash happened in heavy rain about 12.20pm as the Brisbane man and a male passenger headed north to Rockhampton.
A slight bend in the road combined with wet conditions, causing the car to lose traction.
"Suddenly the back started to aquaplane and I tried to ease off on the accelerator to correct it, but then it slid the other way.
"I ended up sliding sideways and off the road," he said.
No injuries were reported from the crash, but the vehicle was probably a write-off after demolishing part of the wire crash barrier.
It stopped on the southbound side of the highway and was facing south when emergency crews arrived.
That crash was quickly followed by another at nearby Kanigan, in the Gunalda area at 12.27pm.
That also involved a single vehicle crashing into a side rail. One female patient had to be removed from the vehicle but was transported in a stable condition with head pain.
That was followed by another reported crash, on the Mary Valley Link Rd, involving two vehicles, at 1.45pm.
One person was treated at the scene by ambulance officials.
That added to a disastrous morning in which police reported a single vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway and another at Jones Hill on the Mary Valley Road.
That was about 3.30am in the southbound lanes opposite Albert Park. The driver is understood to have been injured.
The Jones Hill crash involved a single vehicle crashing into a power pole at Jones Hill Shopping Centre.
A female passenger was briefly trapped, a Queensalnd Fire and Emergency Service spokesman said.
Morning crashes also included one west of Gympie region, on the Burnett Highway near Goomeri.
Further south, a single vehicle crashed into a power pole on the Eumundi-Kenilworth Road about 12.17pm, but no serious injuries were reported.