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