Police catch one man involved in Mooloolaba rollover

POLICE have apprehended one man after a car rolled over in a quiet Mooloolaba street overnight, and are continuing their search for the remaining occupants.


POLICE were combing the streets of Mooloolaba with dog squads in pursuit of a group of men after a car flipped in a quiet. suburban street before the occupants fled the scene.

The dramatic crash left residents with more questions than answers, after the car rolled over on a quiet suburban street.

Ambulance officers were left to clean up a number of syringes left scattered across the scene after a white, Toyota sedan was believed to have clipped a parked car, hit a tree and flipped just after 9pm, with firefighters called to Poinciana Ave scene at about 9.05pm.

Residents said the driver and two other passengers managed to free themselves from the car before fleeing the scene.

Residents in a suburban Mooloolaba street were shocked to find a car had rolled on their stret on Monday night. The driver and passengers escaped on foot before emergency services arrived at the scene.
Residents in a suburban Mooloolaba street were shocked to find a car had rolled on their stret on Monday night. The driver and passengers escaped on foot before emergency services arrived at the scene. Scott Sawyer

Nearby resident Grace Parsons was one of many who came onto the street following the crash.

Unfortunately for her it was her and her partner's four-wheel-drive ute that had been hit by the out-of-control Toyota.

"My partner and I were just sitting in the house and I heard a large bang," Ms Parsons said.

"We came running out and there was a car flipped upside down on the road."

Ms Parsons called the ambulance as other neighbours went to check on the men in the car.

"They got out and bailed straight away," she said.

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She said it appeared alcohol may have been a factor, with beer bottles or cans visible, as well as other reports of a number of syringes scattered littering the scene.

"The men were extremely out-of-it so they sat down for a little bit and then just started walking down the street," she said.

"There was no screeching of the tyres whatsoever so it was really, really strange.

"They knocked our car in the front corner so you can see our tyre's been bent sideways. We're hoping it hasn't messed with the alignment or suspension too much."

Ms Parsons said she was puzzled as to how the men had managed to clip her car as well as collide with a nearby tree, leaving a large gouge in the trunk, before ending up upside down.

A number of police were patrolling the area with dog squads also on hand to try and locate those involved in the crash.

Residents described seeing no marks on the road and not hearing any braking noises before the car collided with the four-wheel-drive ute and the tree.

Police on-scene were unable to provide many details as the investigation was currently underway.

It's not believed any of the three involved suffered serious injuries according to witnesses, although the group fled before emergency services had arrived.

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