More fatalities mark horror week on Qld roads

After a horror week on Queensland roads, RACQ has pleaded with motorists to reflect on the 15 lives lost and reminded them to drive safely.

It came after three people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Childers Road at South Bingera near Bundaberg on Sunday.

The Courier Mail reported initial inquiries indicated a Holden Commodore crossed onto the wrong side of the road, slammed head-on into a Honda Jazz, which rolled, hit a tree and collided with a third car, a Hyundai.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter attended to treat two people critically injured in the crash, both which died at the scene.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said the latest fatalities were a tragic but important reminder to drivers to make a conscious effort to drive safely every day.

“These crashes not only claim lives, they also bring a lifetime of devasting ripple effects for families and communities, and traumatic mental and physical scars for survivors,” Ms Hunter said.

“We all have a right to feel safe on our roads and must play our part – it starts with each motorist taking the responsibility of driving seriously, every time we get behind the wheel.

“Remembering the Fatal Five could save a life or serious injury. Never allow yourself to speed, drive while tired or affected by drugs or alcohol, avoid distractions like your mobile phone, and make sure everyone is buckled up.”