Residents of Dunbar Street in Mooroobool have told how a speeding car crashed in spectacular fashion on November 9, 2019 splitting a power pole in two. PIC: STEWART MCLEAN
Residents of Dunbar Street in Mooroobool have told how a speeding car crashed in spectacular fashion on November 9, 2019 splitting a power pole in two. PIC: STEWART MCLEAN

Car smashes power pole in two

RESIDENTS of a notorious Cairns street have told how a speeding car crashed in spectacular fashion this morning splitting a power pole in two.

It is understood emergency services are searching for firearms after a car crashed on Dunbar St, Mooroobool just before 10.30am.

A witness has told how she heard a "loud crash" and ran out of her house to see two young men struggling to get out of the wreckage of a car.

"We came out to see a car on its side which had hit a power pole outside our house," the woman, who did not wish to be named, said.

"We saw two occupants trying to scramble out, they were two young men, we're not sure exactly how old they were.

"One of the lads was definitely injured and we tried to convince him to stop and get help but he kept running.

"It's not usually a quiet street, someone's house was broken into last week and her car was stolen. There's a lot of action on this street but you don't expect (a car crash) outside the front of the house.

"They could have been killed. There's loads of kids in the street. They were speeding really fast and a lot of us park our cars in the street so it's lucky there's not been a lot of collateral damage."

Ergon crews are also at the scene after the impact of the crash split a power pole in half.


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