'So sad, so young': Tributes for fatal crash victim
TRAFFIC police are urging Coast motorists not to become complacent after a horror weekend on our roads that claimed the life of a 23-year-old woman.
The Coolum Beach local was killed after her car, a silver Mitsubishi sedan, slammed into a power pole about 10pm Saturday.
The impact of the crash left her car wrapped around the pole.
Nearby residents said their power was cut as a result.
Emergency services arrived quickly but tragically the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her name had not been released as of late yesterday, but some took to Facebook to offer their condolences to the young woman's family.
"So sad and so young," Dee Coltman wrote.
The Forensic Crash Unit was investigating the cause of the crash.
Only hours earlier a 26-year-old man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after an alleged hit and run on the David Low Way at Diddillibah.
Police have charged a 21-year-old Bli Bli man with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driving under the influence of liquor and failure to remain at an incident and assist injured persons showing callous disregard.
It's alleged the 21-year-old driver of a Mazda ute struck the 26-year-old's moped.
A witness recalled the moped sliding into bushes and the rider's helmet flying off on impact.
Police are alleging the driver then took off at speed along Petrie Creek Rd.
He was found in Petrie Creek soon after, arrested and later charged.
The driver is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on June 5.
Nambour Road Policing Unit Sergeant Nathan Richards said it had been a "disappointing" weekend for officers with such serious incidents occurring.
He urged road users in general not to become complacent.
"It's up to every driver to understand dangers are possible at any time and they really need to be paying attention," Sgt Richards said.
In the early hours of Saturday, Black Mountain father-of-five Pete Varty was hit by a car, believed to be a green Subaru station wagon, on his way home from night shift as a security guard.
It was just before 1am when he said he was knocked off his motorbike by a car load of youths, who then took off.
He's appealed for anyone with information to come forward, disappointed the young driver and passengers hadn't stopped immediately to make sure he was okay.
Mr Varty was taken to hospital and will remain off work for a few days as he recovers from bruising and grazes after he slid about 10m-15m on the road.
Meanwhile on Saturday afternoon, a middle-aged man was clipped by a car on the Bruce Hwy on-ramp at Caloundra Rd, Meridan Plains.
He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.