Driver killed in crash west of Brisbane

POLICE are urging motorists to slow down and take it easy on our rural and regional roads after a driver was killed in a crash west of Brisbane overnight.

The 47-year-old man was killed after his station wagon collided with a sedan on Forest Hill-Fernvale Road at Mount Tarampa around 6.50pm.

It happened as the man went to turn onto Coominya Connection Road, police said.


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The 47-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the sedan was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Inspector Mel Adams said the death was another tragic lossfor the Ipswich District.

“The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but given the recent fatal crash on July 6 near Lowood and a number of serious crashes this week, we are taking this opportunity to appeal to drivers on rural roads to maintain awareness and drive with care.”

“A moment of inattention to your speed, the roadway and your surroundings is all it takes for a traffic incident to occur and the outcome may be fatal,” Inspector Adams said.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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