Woman 'deliberately veered off road' with kids in car

A woman accused of driving off a road deliberately and flipping a car with four children inside has been charged with attempted murder.

Police in north Queensland have charged the woman in relation to two incidents on June 26 and 27.

They will allege the woman was driving a Nissan X-trail along Kennedy Highway near Atherton, south of Cairns, in the early hours of June 26 with five passengers including a 43-year-old man and four children aged between three months and nine years.

Police allege the 32-year-old woman deliberately travelled off the road and crashed into a sign, flipping the vehicle, with a child inside the boot and not properly restrained.

No injuries were suffered by the occupants and authorities were only made aware of the incident when a member of the public notified them later that day.

Police will also allege the accused woman assaulted two children the next day after they were called to a property in Evelyn about 12.30pm on reports a three-month-old girl and a two-year-old had been injured.

A crime scene was established at the property and the children were taken to Cairns Hospital for treatment.

Police have charged the 32-year-old with five counts of attempted murder (domestic violence offence), and one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm whilst armed (domestic violence), assault occasioning bodily harm (domestic violence), as well as two driving offences.

The woman is expected to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday.