Horror start to Easter period on Queensland roads

Update @ 12.00pm: Queensland’s Easter holiday road toll has risen to three after a woman died in a crash on the Gold Coast.

The woman was thrown from a Holden Commodore after it lost control on the M1 at Tugun and rolled several times around 2.10am on Friday morning.

The 28-year-old from Wallsend in New South Wales was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital but has since died.


The 40-year-old male driver from Richmond in New South Wales was uninjured but was arrested on unrelated matters.

Earlier @ 11.00am: Queensland’s Easter road toll already stands at two follow separate fatalities on the State’s roads.

A motorcyclist has died after a crashing his bike in Brisbane early this morning.

Police were called to Lytton Rd at Bulimba about 5.30am, where a 26-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators are looking into whether wet conditions on the road was a factor in the crash.

It follows the death of woman in a smash at South Toowoomba early on Thursday morning.

30 people were injured in 27 separate traffic incidents across the State on the first day of the Easter road operation.

Police are concerned at the number of people who continue to drink-drive with 44 people charged on day one.

That’s despite Police conducting more than 4,000 less breath tests than at the same time last year.

One driver on the Gold Coast blew 0.225 after being pulled over at Miami, while a driver blew 0.307 at Bellbird Park in Ipswich.

275 roadside drug tests were carried out on Thursday with 44 drivers testing positive to illegal substances.

2,858 drivers were clocked by speed cameras going over the limit, while another 390 speeding fines were handed out by Police.

29 people were busted using their mobile phones behind the wheel while 31 fines were handed out for seat belt offences.