UPDATE at 4:00 PM | A NINE-year-old girl has died and a six-year-old boy is in a critical condition, fighting to stay alive in hospital after the family car was t-boned in Central Queensland.
In a statement this afternoon, Queensland Police said two Toyota hatchbacks, one blue and the other grey, collided at the intersection of Yeppoon and Artillery Roads at Ironpot, near Rockhampton, about 9.30am on Sunday.
It’s understood the blue car was travelling north through the intersection on Artillery Road when it was t-boned by the grey vehicle which had been travelling east on Yeppon Road.
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A nine-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy from the blue car sustained life-threatening injuries and were rushed to Rockhampton Base Hospital where sadly, police have confirmed the girl later died of her injuries.
Bystanders had desperately tried to keep the young girl alive by performing CPR on her at the scene of the crash after she went into cardiac arrest on the side of the road.
The six-year-old boy, believed to be the dead girl’s brother, is being airlifted to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. It’s understood he was initially trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by emergency services.
Their 40-year-old mother and a third child from the blue car, a 10-year-old girl, escaped with less serious injuries.
They, along with a 33-year-old woman and two girls aged eight and 12 from the grey vehicle, were transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital for treatment.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.
FIRST at 2:00 PM | TWO small children including a toddler have been critically injured in a horror crash in Central Queensland.
They’re among two women and five kids rushed to hospital after two vehicles collided near Rockhampton on Sunday.
The cars came to grief at the intersection of Yeppoon and Artillery Roads at Ironpot shortly after 9.30am.
Police said a woman was driving east along Yeppoon Road with her two kids in the car when she entered the intersection and T-boned a second car containing a woman and three children.
Two children from the second car were critically injured in the smash.
It’s understood bystanders performed CPR on a young girl after she went into cardiac arrest at the scene.
A six-year-old boy was also trapped in the second vehicle and had to be freed by emergency services.
They were both rushed to Rockhampton Hospital in critical conditions.
The two women and remaining three children were taken to the same hospital with various injuries.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
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