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4WD crash driver found after search in bushland near Mt Hay

12.20pm: The driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic crash on the Capricorn Highway near Westwood has been located.

A man was located a short while ago in bushland near Mount Hay, not far from the crash site.

He is being assessed by officers from the Queensland Ambulance Service.

10.30am: POLICE are currently searching bushland on the Capricorn Highway, near Westwood, after officers were advised of a single vehicle rollover last night.

Around 7.30pm police were notified by a passing motorist of a crash on the highway, about 12km east of Westwood involving a 4WD, according to a press release issued by Queensland Police.

The vehicle was located on its roof, abandoned in the middle of the road at the crash site, with a small amount of blood found in the car.

Police, including a police dog, searched bushland last night following reports a male was seen entering the bush.

Enquiries to date have so far failed to locate the owner of the vehicle and or the driver. It is believed that only one man was in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

A search, involving police and SES, is currently underway.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident, or anyone who may have picked up any hitch-hikers on the Capricorn Highway last night is urged to contact police.

9:05am: POLICE are continuing to search for the driver of a vehicle which was involved in a single vehicle rollover on Sunday night.

The four wheel drive, which has since been towed, suffered significant damage, with the driver's side door being crushed after it rolled and hit a tree.

Police have so far been unable to locate the driver.

The accident was reported by a passerby at 9pm on Sunday night and occurred five kilometres west of Westwood on the Capricorn Highway. 

SES crews are assisting police with their search and a land search has been activated.

Police are continuing their investigations and are looking for any information which might help them in their search.

Anyone who may have seen a person, suspected to be male, walking along the Capricorn Highway on Sunday night is urged to contact them.

The vehicle was not reported as stolen.

Topics:  capricorn highway crash gracemere traffic rollover westwood



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