Police reveal cause of horror Hamilton Island buggy crash

Queensland Police have today revealed the cause of the horrifying golf buggy crash that occurred on Hamilton Island in March this year.

The crash, which seriously injured nine people including a 9-month-old baby girl, was allegedly due to a failed breaking system, police say.

“Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit will allege the primary cause of the crash was braking system failure of the buggy on a steep descent on the road,” a statement issued by Qld police reads.


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“Police acknowledge the driver took action to avoid the crash during the steep descent with a failed braking system.”

It was also noted that the driver, a 22-year-old woman, had been issued an infringement notice for exceeding the carrying capacity of the vehicle.

“It will be further alleged the vehicle was carrying more passengers than permitted and the female driver has been issued an infringement notice,” police said.

The owner of the buggy was also issued an infringement notice for permitting the use of a vehicle with unsafe equipment.

All persons injured in the crash have since been released from hospital.

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