A car has crashed into a palm tree at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko
A car has crashed into a palm tree at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko

Police arrest Mackay driver after car slams into palm tree

UPDATE 12PM: POLICE have arrested a man who was allegedly driving a car that mounted a footpath and crashed into a palm tree in Mackay CBD this morning.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened about 6.35am at the corner of Gordon St and Sydney St.  

A Queensland Police spokesman said it was the man's second vehicle-related offence in 24 hours.

He is expected to be charged later today.  

INITIAL 7.30AM: A CAR has mounted a footpath and crashed into a tree in the Mackay CBD.

Emergency services were called to the corner of Sydney and Gordon St about 6.35am following reports of a crash outside the Jamaica Blue cafe.

They arrived to find a vehicle completely mounted onto the footpath and a palm tree knocked over only a short distance from the Mackay police station.

A car has crashed into a palm tree at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko
A car has crashed into a palm tree at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko

A Queensland Police spokesman was unable to provide the cause of the crash at this stage.

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A car has crashed into a palm tree at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko
A car has crashed into a palm tree at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the patient was not injured and did not require transport to hospital.

Traffic in the area has not been impacted.

A public bench was ripped out from the ground in the crash.

Council staff have been alerted to clean up the area and the car has been towed from the scene.

Damage caused by a car crash at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko
Damage caused by a car crash at the corner of Sydney and Gordon St in the Mackay CBD. Picture: Tara Miko

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