Three tragedies in three days on the road

The State’s peak motoring body has issued an urgent safety warning after three lives were lost in road crashes in three days.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said it had been a devastating few days on Queensland roads with two motorcyclists and a cyclist killed in three separate incidents.

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“As of today, 154 people have died in crashes this year – 10 more than this time last year,” Ms Hunter said.

“These aren’t just statistics, but family members and loved ones. We don’t want our road toll to keep rising – please take care when on the road.”

Queensland Police reported a motorcyclist in his 50s died after a crash involving another vehicle, west of Gympie, on Sunday.

It followed an incident on Friday afternoon when a cyclist was tragically hit by a truck and killed in Albion.

Also on Friday, at Marcoola, a motorcyclist died after he lost control of his bike on the Sunshine Motorway.

Ms Hunter urged all road users to observe the Fatal Five.

“Don’t drive distracted, tired or under the influence. If you speed or don’t wear a seatbelt then you’re dicing with death.”