Rain blamed for two accidents



TWO accidents occurred within minutes when rain hit peak-hour traffic yesterday morning.

Two cars collided on the Capricorn Highway about 100 metres west of the Yeppen roundabout at 8.10am.

A 17-year-old youth driving a sedan hit the back of a 4WD.

He was treated for minor facial injuries at the scene.

The 41-year-old woman driving the 4WD and her passenger were not injured.

"It is believed rain was a contributing factor in the accident. People must take extra caution in the wet weather,'' Gracemere police acting Sergeant Scott Welburn said.

East-bound traffic was delayed for 20 minutes until Queensland Fire and Rescue Service cleared the wreck, Sgt Welburn said.

A sedan hit the rear of a bus near the intersection of Thompsons Point Road and Emu Park Road at 8.15am.

Ambulance officers took the 69-year-old female driver and only occupant of the car to Rockhampton Base Hospital with minor injuries.

No-one in the bus was injured.

Rain is believed to have contributed to the accident.



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