Two Britishmen are in a hospital after they were hit by an Australian car as it made a U-turn in the valley of the sun, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said.
Key points:The collision happened on the Queensland border between the state of Queensland and the ACT state of New South WalesThe car hit the vehicle of a British couple from Victoria, who were travelling from New South, New South Head, to New South’s north and south of the stateThe driver of the car was not injured, according to the bureau, which said the two men were in stable condition.
“The driver and the vehicle involved have been identified by police as a white Mercedes C250 sedan,” the agency said.
“There is no suggestion of any racial or ethnic discrimination in the incident.”
Mr Smith, 31, and his partner, 30, were driving in the car at around 4:00am local time (12:00 GMT) when the collision occurred.
“They were both on their way home to New Britain, New Britain when they came across the vehicle that collided with their vehicle,” the bureau said in a statement.
“As they were heading southbound they collided head-on with another vehicle.”
“The car struck the vehicle carrying the British couple.”
One of the British men was knocked unconscious from the impact, but the other suffered minor injuries.
“All the passengers in the vehicle are now safe and well.”
It said the couple had been in stable conditions at the hospital.
“At this stage, police are not investigating whether the driver or the other driver had a history of drink or drug abuse,” it said.