Baby orphaned after parents killed in horror crash

UPDATE at 5:45 PM | AN 18-month-old baby boy has been left orphaned after both his parents were killed in a horror crash at Vernor, west of Brisbane.

The family was travelling towards Lowood on Forest Hill-Fernvale Road when police said their Holden Commodore left the road and flipped onto its roof.

Sadly, police confirmed a 28-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman died at the scene while an 18-month-old boy, believed to be their son, was found alive, still strapped in his car seat.


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A woman aged in her 50s, believed to be the infant’s grandmother, was reportedly driving the car and sustained life-threatening injuries.

She was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition while the child was taken by ambulance to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital with less serious injuries.

Early investigations suggest the woman lost control of the sedan after failing to negotiate a bend.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

FIRST at 3:30 PM | TWO people have died and a woman and a baby have been injured in a horror crash west of Brisbane.

It happened at the intersection of Forest Hill-Fernvale and Old Fernvale roads at Vernor about midday.

It’s understood emergency services arrived to find two people deceased in an upturned Holden Commodore. Their genders and ages were not immediately known.

A third person, a woman believed aged in her 50s, was found suffering life-threatening injuries, while an 18-month-old boy was found with less serious injuries, still strapped in his car seat.

The woman was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition, while the infant, believed to be her grandson, was taken by ambulance to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

The two deceased victims are yet to be formally identified. They are believed to be the baby’s parents.

The Forensic Crash Unit is on the scene, investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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