Seven dead in horror weekend on Queensland roads


By Tim Swanston and Robyn Ironside


August 13, 2017 15:16:49

Two people have died in a three-vehicle car crash south of Brisbane — the latest in a string of horror incidents on Queensland roads that have claimed the lives of seven people since Friday afternoon.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash at the intersection of Waterford Tamborine Road and Coplick Crescent at Buccan about 10:30am on Sunday.

The Queensland Ambulance Service transported five people to hospital following the crash, including two children aged 7 and 10.

A short time later, a 25-year-old man became critically injured after he fell off his skateboard, deeply fracturing his skull, south-west of Brisbane.

It is believed the man was skating down a large hill on Ridgevale Boulevard in Holmview when he fell.

He was taken to the Princes Alexandra Hospital.

It is not yet known if he was wearing a helmet.

The double fatality at Buccan followed the death of a 50-year-old woman at Clintonvale near Warwick on Saturday afternoon in a collision between her car and a truck.

In other tragedies, a 19-year-old woman was killed in a four-wheel drive rollover on private property at Windorah on Saturday morning, while on Friday afternoon a two-year-old girl died when she was runover in a Lockyer Valley driveway, a 39-year-old man died when his car rolled at Townsville and a 70-year-old man died in a head-on crash at Forestdale.

Several others have been critically injured in car crashes including a 23-year-old man who was cut from his vehicle at Sunnybank on Sunday morning, and a cyclist involved in a collision with a car at Burleigh Heads on Friday night.






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August 13, 2017 15:07:12

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