Bowen man suffers ‘partial amputation’ in ute rollover
A BOWEN man was left seriously injured after his ute rolled outside the Whitsunday town.
Bowen Police officer-in-charge Craig Shepherd said the 22-year-old man suffered a "partial amputation" in the crash.
Senior Sergeant Shepherd said the man partially severed his foot and lost three toes after the ute he was driving rolled and crashed on Mount Dangar Rd, outside Bowen.
The Toyota LandCruiser crashed about 4.30am on Sunday.
Sen-Sgt Shepherd said initial investigations indicated there was debris sprawled across about 30m of roadway, where it looked like the man had swerved and then overcorrected.
After the crash, the man was able to get himself out of the ute and flagged down passers-by.
Sen-Sgt Shepherd said the man was in shock and had three toes missing.
He was taken to Bowen Hospital for treatment.
Sen-Sgt Shepherd said it was a timely reminder to take care on the road and practise patience.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash or had information to phone Bowen Police on 4720 4555 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.