Families hitting the road for the school holidays are being urged to take extra care following a horror 24 hours on Queensland roads.
Four people have sadly been killed and three others seriously injured in five separate crashes across the state.
The first fatal accident happened in Toowoomba around 10am yesterday, when a car collided with a mobility scooter as it was travelling through a roundabout.
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The 92-year-old man riding the scooter was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital where he sadly passed away.
Just an hour and a half later, paramedics were called to Parklands after a motorcycle heading south on Nambour Connection Road hit a black Toyota travelling north off the Bruce Highway.
The 37-year-old motorcyclist was transported Nambour Hospital but was declared deceased shortly afterwards.
Meanwhile, another motorcyclist has been flown to hospital in Brisbane where he remains in a serious condition following a crash at Barmaryee around 3.00pm yesterday.
Sadly, just two hours later, a 34-year-old man was killed after his car crashed into a tree near Cardwell and erupted into flames.
Members of the public desperately tried to rescue the man from the car, however were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.
While a 19-year-old man has died and two others have been seriously injured after the car they were travelling in collided with a powerpole.
It happened on Ritchie Road at Pallara in Brisbane’s south around 10pm last night.
The crashes come as police launch Operation Cold Snap to coincide the with the school holidays, which have now officially kicked off across the state.
Officers are urging motorists to avoid driving if tired, watch the speed odometer, drive to the conditions and avoid distractions.