Bloody scene leads to police search for driver
A CAR, found in bushland on an embankment in Shute Harbour, has been seized for forensic examination after blood was found on branches nearby.
Police allege a white ute was stolen from the front yard of a Jubilee Pocket home overnight Friday, before the driver lost control on Shute Harbour Rd, leaving it wedged between trees and debris.
Police said it appeared the driver may have been injured in the crash, however no one was in or around the ute when police were called to the scene, about 7am Saturday.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crew also attended the scene.
A QFES spokesperson said they isolated the car battery to reduce the risk of fire.
Police said the ute was unlocked and the keys were in the ignition at the time it was allegedly stolen, between 7pm Friday and 7am Saturday.
Anyone with information regarding the incident has been asked to contact Whitsunday Police as soon as possible on 4948 8888.
Police investigations into the incident are ongoing.