Woman killed in horror buggy crash on Hamilton Island

Investigations are underway after a woman was killed in a golf buggy crash on Hamilton Island.

The accident occurred at the popular tourist spot in the Whitsundays around 4.30pm on Monday.

Police say the 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy when it rolled while doing a U-turn.


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“Early investigations indicate the woman was a passenger in a registered golf buggy, travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard,” Queensland Police said.

“As the driver approached the intersection with Coral Sea Avenue, he commenced a U-turn and the buggy rolled.”

Despite desperate attempts by witnesses and emergency crews, the woman, from New South Wales, died at the scene.

The male driver, whose age is not known, was not physically injured.

Hamilton Island confirmed the tragedy in a statement issued on Tuesday morning.

“Hamilton Island can confirm there was a serious single vehicle incident involving a golf buggy yesterday afternoon which tragically resulted in the death of a 29-year old woman,” the statement said.

“Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the woman involved in this tragic incident.

“Golf buggies are required to be operated in accordance with Queensland Road rules and requirements on Hamilton Island.

“Our highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of our guests, residents and staff and we are working closely with Queensland Police to investigate the incident.”

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating.