THREE people have been killed in a horror multi-vehicle crash on the coast of central Queensland.
It’s understood three vehicles collided on Childers Road at South Bingera, 16km southwest of Bundaberg, about 9am.
Three people are believed to have died at the scene, while two others have been taken to Bundaberg Hospital.
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The survivors – believed to be a man in his 60s and a woman in her 40s – are both believed to be in stable conditions.
Queensland Ambulance said the man had sustained critical head injuries but was able to be stabilised at the scene.
Police have confirmed Childers Road is blocked near Kingswood Way and are urging drivers to avoid the area.
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours while investigations are carried out.
Motorists are being diverted around the scene via Goodwood Road.
The triple fatality follows a series of horror deadly crashes in Queensland, with 16 people killed on the state’s roads in the past eight days.
The dreadful week began with the deaths of Charmaine Harris McLeod, 35, and her four children Aaleyn, 6, Matilda, 5, Wyatt, 4, and Zaidok, 2, who all perished in a fiery head-on crash near Kingaroy on Monday night.
Police have confirmed homicide detectives are now investigating their deaths, with evidence suggesting the catastrophic crash may have been a murder-suicide.
Meanwhile, a 78-year-old man died on Tuesday when he swerved to avoid a kangaroo and crashed into a tree on a remote stretch of road at Glenmorgan, on the Western Downs.
A 20-year-old man also died on the same day when his Ford Falcon sedan left the road and slammed into a tree at Bundaberg North.
On Wednesday, 14-year-old boy was killed when the stolen car he was a passenger in smashed into a traffic light at high speed at Rothwell, north of Brisbane.
Two other people, two men aged 62 and 86, were killed in separate traffic incidents earlier in the day, while a one-year-old boy died on Thursday morning after he was run over by a car outside a commercial premises at Chinchilla.
BUNDABERG: Childers Rd is currently BLOCKED near Kingswood Way at South Bingera due to a serious traffic crash. Diversions are via Goodwood Rd. Please avoid this area if possible #qldtraffic pic.twitter.com/yvjGGXSCXu
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) June 1, 2019