November 20, 2022

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A man is currently assisting police with their inquires after a crash at Farleigh this afternoon. This follows an alleged hit and run crash at Mount Pleasant which saw a 75-year-old woman hospitalised with life-threatening injuries.

Initial investigations into the second crash indicate police were called to the Bruce Highway by motorists due to the alleged dangerous driving of a stolen red Isuzu MU-X 4WD at around 1.20pm.

At 1.59pm the vehicle overtook a marked police vehicle headed south on the Bruce Highway.

Police activated lights and siren however the vehicle allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit commenced.

At 2.04pm the Isuzu MU-X 4WD collided with a vehicle travelling north on the Bruce Highway.

The occupants of the vehicle, a 70-year-old man and 68-year-old woman, were transported to Mackay Base Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The sole occupant of the Isuzu MU-X 4WD, a 22year-old Mackay man, was arrested at the scene.

He was transported to hospital as a precaution and was subsequently released. 

He is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

Police will allege the same man was driving stolen vehicles in both crashes.

Investigations are continuing with overview from the Ethical Standard Command.

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