Queenslanders urged to prioritise road safety for Fatality Free Friday

Paramedics are urging all Queenslanders to take extra care on the roads today, for Fatality Free Friday.

It comes after a horror week on the roads, with 11 deaths since Monday.

Six children are among those who have lost their lives this week.


A one-year-old boy was the latest victim, who was tragically killed after getting hit by a car in Chinchilla yesterday.

The 71-year-old driver was taken to hospital, suffering from emotional distress.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson Mark Nugent says it’s been an unimaginable week.

“This week has absolutely been, sadly, one of the most confronting and tragic weeks on our roads.

“We’ve unfortunately lost the lives of a number of Queenslanders from all age groups,” Mr Nugent said.

State Transport Minister Mark Bailey told myGC safety has to be the first priority for everyone when they drive.

“Speed is still a huge killer on our roads and not wearing seat belts, looking at the mobile phone when something happens.

“We’ve got to learn to do it better,” Minister Bailey said.