Car carrying seven people flips and rolls after driver allegedly tries evading police

ONE person has been airlifted to hospital after a car with seven people inside flipped and rolled as it’s driver allegedly tried to evade police.

Officers tried intercepting the Toyota 4WD on Mornington Island, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, around 7.35pm on Friday, but the driver allegedly failed to stop.

Police said the 27-year-old man behind the wheel lost control of the vehicle on Cemetery Road a short time later, causing it to roll.


Four men and three women were in the vehicle, police said.

A 26-year-old male passenger sustained severe facial injuries and was airlifted to Townsville Hospital where he remains today in a serious condition.

Three other passengers – two men aged 35 and 36 and a 32-year-old woman – were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are continuing.

No further details had been released at the time of writing.

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