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Eight people have been injured, five seriously, after golf buggy crashed at Hamilton Island this morning.

Three rescue helicopters were dispatched to the popular tourist destination after the buggy rolled just before 8.30am.

It is believed the golf buggy crashed into a parked vehicle on the Great Northern Highway.

A nine-month-old baby girl who suffered a fractured skull and broken legs has been flown to Townsville Hospital.

A woman, believed to be the infants mother, was also flown to Townsville hospital with leg fractures.

A 35-year-old woman and 67-year-old man have been flown to Mackay Hospital with leg and facial injuries.

Two other adults and two children received minor injuries and have been taken by boat to Proserpine Hospital.

A man who witnessed the horrifying crash unfold was treated at the scene for shock after collapsing.

“The golf buggy was carrying eight passengers, including five adults, one toddler and two infants,” police said in a statement.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

More to come…

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  • Dreadful – sounds like it was overloaded.

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  • Oh! Terrible!

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  • How could a golf buggy carry that many passengers? I hope they will all make a full recovery.

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  • Lke hr

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  • This is a tragedy that so many were injured, one with a life threatening injury – a fractured skull.
    I doubt the driver would have able to see how he/she was going because there was far too many people on the buggy. He probably couldn’t see past his passengers.

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