Two lucky to walk away after veering off three-metre embankment on Captain Cook Highway


Karlie Brady


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A car veered off the road north of Ellis Beach this afternoon.

Queensland ambulance is currently on the scene of a single-vehicle crash on the Captain Cook Highway near Ellis Beach.

The Ambulance was called at 4.51pm after reports a car and a trailer had gone off the road over a three-metre embankment.

The two occupants of the vehicle were able to free themselves.

One person suffered mild back pain but otherwise no serious injury has been reported.

This incident follows a police warning issued earlier today about the need to be careful when driving on slippery roads after rainfall.

The first lot of rain after a long dry spell can cause the roads to be especially slippery due to the build-up of oil on the road that mixes with rainwater.

Port Douglas Police Sgt, Damian Meadows, said the range to Cairns is a hotspot for these types of accidents.

“When you're in places where there are lots of corners and you're breaking a lot that seems to be where we get more accidents after rain,” he said.  

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