'What is this idiot doing?': Reckless motorist filmed driving wrong way down busy highway

Police are hunting a northern Queensland driver caught on camera in a situation that could easily have turned deadly.

On Friday afternoon on the state’s busiest road, a driver was seen heading the wrong way into oncoming traffic.

Other motorists were stunned he didn’t pull over, but instead continued to crawl towards the Sunshine Coast.

Friday afternoon on the on Queensland’s busiest road, a driver was seen heading the wrong way into oncoming traffic, on the Bruce Highway. Source: Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson was driving home along the busy Bruce Highway, near Elimbah, when he came across the dangerous situation.

The white ute stubbornly ploughed towards oncoming traffic as stunned drivers caught in its way were forced into defensive action.

“Oh God..  you can’t make this s***t up!!” Mr Wilson can be heard saying on mobile phone footage recorded from his vehicle.

A truck appears in the dangerous driver’s path, forced to act defensively to avoid the driver traveling in the wrong direction. Source: Brett Wilson

“Someone is going to have a f***ing accident, babe,” a woman can be heard telling Mr Wilson inside the car, before a truck appears in the dangerous driver’s path.

Mr Wilson said he is used to bad traffic on the Bruce Highway, but he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the ute.

Witness Brett Wilson said he couldn’t believe his eyes. Source: 7 News

“It was almost a surreal experience, I almost didn’t believe what I was seeing. Took me 10 to 15 seconds to realise maybe we should get the phone out and we should film this.

“We just couldn’t believe what we were seeing. It was crazy.”

It is believed the driver entered the Bruce Highway on the exit ramp at Pumicestone Road around 3pm, and either oblivious or ignorant to his error, just kept driving north on the southbound lane of the highway.

Police want to speak to man behind the wheel who left Mr Wilson and many others asking: “What the hell is this idiot doing?”

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.