Hamilton Island: Young woman from NSW killed after golf buggy overturns on popular holiday island


Hamilton Island golf buggy tragedy as passenger, 29, is killed as vehicle topples over

  • Woman, 29, dies after golf buggy overturns on Queensland’s Hamilton Island
  • She was pronounced dead at the scene while male driver was physically unhurt
  • Police say buggy had been doing a U-turn at an intersection on holiday island 

A young woman has died on Hamilton Island after her golf buggy toppled over while doing a U-turn. 

The 29-year-old was a passenger in the buggy when it overturned while travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4:30pm on Monday. 

The buggy is believed to have been performing the U-turn at an intersection near Coral Sea Avenue on Queensland‘s Whitsunday Island. 

The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy when it overturned while travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4:30pm on Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)

The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy when it overturned while travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4:30pm on Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)

The buggy is understood to have been doing a U-turn at an intersection near Coral Sea Avenue on Queensland's Whitsunday Island (pictured, an aerial view of the holiday island)

The buggy is understood to have been doing a U-turn at an intersection near Coral Sea Avenue on Queensland’s Whitsunday Island (pictured, an aerial view of the holiday island)

The woman, who was from NSW, died at the scene while the male driver of the buggy was not physically hurt. 

Golf buggies are the main form of transport on the holiday island and can be hired for a small fee with no training required. 

Police said investigations are continuing with forensic crash officers on the scene. 

Hamilton Island is a popular tourist destination and is located about 55km off the Queensland coast, near the Great Barrier Reef. 

Hamilton Island (pictured) is a popular tourist destination and is located about 55km off the Queensland coast, next to the Great Barrier Reef

Hamilton Island (pictured) is a popular tourist destination and is located about 55km off the Queensland coast, next to the Great Barrier Reef

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