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Love Island star Shelby Mills FLIPS a golf buggy on Hamilton Island and injures friends

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Love Island star Shelby Mills FLIPS a golf buggy on Hamilton Island and injures friends

Love Island Australia star Shelby Mills FLIPS a golf buggy while celebrating New Year’s Eve on Hamilton Island – as her friends are treated for injuries

Former Love Island Australia star Shelby Mills was involved in a bizarre vehicle accident on New Year’s Eve.

On Thursday afternoon, the 27-year-old flipped a golf buggy on Queensland‘s Hamilton Island, injuring two female friends.

She documented the aftermath of the crash as she joined her friends in the ambulance on their way to the hospital.

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Oh no! Love Island Australia star Shelby Mills (pictured) FLIPPED a golf buggy on Queensland’s Hamilton Island on New Year’s Eve [Thursday] and injured two friends

Golf buggies are a primary mode of transport on Hamilton Island, and most are fitted with a capped speed for safety.

‘We were going up a hill and I turned a corner and it flipped. I wasn’t being reckless,’ Shelby told fans, adding that she was ‘so sorry’ to have hurt her friends on vacation.

Just hours earlier, she’d had shared a sizzling mirror selfie and had joked on her Instagram Story that she was ‘coming in hot’ to the Whitsundays. 

Shelby soon after shared distressing footage of her raven-haired friend Chloe strapped into a stretcher in the back of an ambulance.

'I wasn't being reckless': Shelby and her friends claimed the incident was an accident, and occurred when the buggy rounded a corner on a steep hill

‘I wasn’t being reckless’: Shelby and her friends claimed the incident was an accident, and occurred when the buggy rounded a corner on a steep hill

That's got to hurt! Shelby soon after shared distressing footage of her raven-haired friend Chloe strapped into a stretcher in the back of an ambulance due to a foot injury

That’s got to hurt! Shelby soon after shared distressing footage of her raven-haired friend Chloe strapped into a stretcher in the back of an ambulance due to a foot injury

Ouch: Shelby's blonde friend Ashleigh also had notably scrapes and scratches to her arm

Ouch: Shelby’s blonde friend Ashleigh also had notably scrapes and scratches to her arm

Her blonde friend Ashleigh also had notably scrapes and scratches to her arm. 

The trio were taken to a nearby medical facility, where Shelby’s injured friends were treated by professionals.   

‘I’m so sorry,’ Shelby repeated sincerely, but her friends appeared in good spirits despite their injuries. 

'My foot was crushed by the buggy': Chloe was given a bandaged cast for her foot and was able to walk out of the clinic with the aid of crutches

‘My foot was crushed by the buggy’: Chloe was given a bandaged cast for her foot and was able to walk out of the clinic with the aid of crutches

Chloe was given a bandaged cast for her foot and was able to walk out of the clinic with the aid of crutches.

‘Shelby accidentally flipped the buggy and my foot was crushed by the buggy. Just in a temp cast and when I get home see what damage was done. I’m all okay,’ Chloe wrote about the incident.   

In footage, shared by Ashleigh, of just before the incident allegedly occurred, Shelby was wearing her seatbelt and had four other passengers.

'I was not intoxicated whilst I rolled the buggy': Shelby assured fans she 'blew zero' when the Hamilton Island first responders breathalysed her

‘I was not intoxicated whilst I rolled the buggy’: Shelby assured fans she ‘blew zero’ when the Hamilton Island first responders breathalysed her 

The free-spirited blonde later joked she had been ‘demoted from driving,’ as a male friend confirmed she was ‘banned’ by the group until further notice.  

However, Shelby later returned to her Instagram Stories to clarify some assumptions made by fans that were incorrect. 

‘Just thought I would confirm with everyone, because I’ve had heaps of messages… I was not intoxicated whilst I rolled the buggy. I blew zero, they breath-tested me.’ 

The accident didn’t appear to dampen the group’s moods, as they partied until the early hour of the morning together to ring in 2021. 

Party must go on! The accident didn't appear to dampen the group's moods, as they partied until the early hour of the morning together to ring in 2021

Party must go on! The accident didn’t appear to dampen the group’s moods, as they partied until the early hour of the morning together to ring in 2021

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