2 dead in horror weekend on state’s roads

June 30, 2013 – 10:55AM

Katherine Feeney

Two people are dead and another woman is battling life-threatening head injuries in hospital as a horror weekend worsens the state’s road toll.

A 31-year-old man is the latest casualty on the books, having died after he apparently laid down on a stretch of road just outside of Gladstone in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A police spokeswoman said he was with another man when a car driving along Tannum Sands road ran into him.

The female driver and the man’s companion escaped without serious injury, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.


Meanwhile a woman in her early 20s who was thrown from her car in a single-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway this morning is in a critical condition at the Bowen Hospital.

Police were notified of the crash, which occurred near Splitters Creek, by a passing motorist shortly after 7.10am.

The Bruce Highway was closed for three hours while paramedics and police attended to the injured woman.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing their investigations into that crash, and another which left a teenage girl dead on Friday night.

Police confirmed a 17-year-old Bundaberg West woman was killed when the car she was driving crashed into a four-wheel-drive on the Bruce Highway just south of Gympie.

Police said she was travelling southbound and crossed onto the incorrect side of the road at about 9 pm.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, while the six occupants of the four wheel drive were taken to Gympie Hospital for treatment.

None were seriously physically injured.

Two truck drivers escaped similarly unscathed from a crash at the Toowoomba Range on Saturday night.

No one was injured during the crash which involved two trucks, but a large amount of diesel has leaked onto the road.

Both lanes down the Toowoomba Range eastbound were closed with Murphy’s Creek diversions in place for all traffic except B Doubles.

There have been 145 people killed on Queensland’s roads so far this year, 11 more than in 2012.

Brisbane Times

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