TWO people have died after a stolen car ploughed into an oncoming car driver while trying to speed away from police in northern Brisbane.
It’s understood officers tried to intercept the stolen 4WD just before midnight on Tuesday, but the driver sped away, with officers electing not to pursue.
A short time later the speeding car crossed into the southbound lane of the Gympie Arterial Road and smashed into a hatchback.
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Queensland Ambulance said a total of eight crews, including Critical Care Paramedics, were called to the scene.
“On arrival, they found four patients in total, where sadly two of those patients had passed away on scene,” Kedron Park Officer-in-Charge and Critical Care Paramedic Matthew Meister said.
One person in each vehicle was killed.
The third patient, a women in her 30s, was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition after suffering multiple injuries.
A man in his 30s was transported in a serious condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The southbound lanes of the road were closed for several hours, with all traffic diverted onto the Gateway Motorway, but it has since reopened.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.