A MAN has been charged with two counts of manslaughter after killing two people and injuring three others in a horrifying high-speed crash in Brisbane.
The 37-year-old lost control of his BMW sedan on Lutwyche Road at Windsor, in the city’s inner north, just after midnight on Saturday, May 18.
Police said the sedan collected a moped in northbound lanes before becoming airborne, crossing onto the wrong side of the road and smashing into five other cars, including a Subaru and a Jeep.
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The impact was horrific, with at least one of the vehicles involved crushed beyond recognition and car parts strewn across the road.
Senior police described the crash as one of the worst they’ve ever seen.
Tragically, the 32-year-old man riding the moped and 23-year-old man behind the wheel of the Subaru were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other innocent victims were treated by paramedics and taken to separate hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The woman in her 50s and the man in his 40s were transported in stable conditions with minor injuries, neck, shoulder and back pain.
The driver of the BMW, which came to rest on its roof, and one of his two passengers fled the scene immediately after the crash.
As well as abandoning the deceased and injured, the pair also left behind their 24-year-old female friend who had been travelling with them in the BMW.
She was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Following extensive inquiries to locate the BMW driver, he was today formally charged with two counts of manslaughter and one of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm (excessive speed and fail to remain on scene).
The 37-year-old Burpengary man was due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court later today.
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