TWO people are on the run after killing two men and injuring three other people in a horrifying high-speed hit-run crash in Brisbane overnight.
It happened on Lutwyche Road at Windsor, in the city’s inner north, just after midnight.
It’s understood a BMW SUV was being driven north along Lutwyche Road at speed when its driver lost control.
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Police said the BMW first collided with a moped in the northbound lanes before becoming airborne, crossing onto the wrong side of the road and smashing into five other cars, including a Subaru and a Jeep.
The impact was horrific, with the BMW coming to rest on its roof and car parts strewn across the road.
At least one of the vehicles involved was crushed beyond recognition.
Tragically, the 32-year-old man riding the moped and 23-year-old man behind the wheel of the Subaru were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two other innocent victims were treated by paramedics and taken to separate hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
The woman in her 50s and the man in his 40s were transported in stable conditions with minor injuries, neck, shoulder and back pain.
BREAKING: Police believe two people fled the scene after the car they were travelling in caused a horrific crash at Windsor last night, killing another driver & moped rider. The pair left their injured female friend behind as they ran. @7NewsBrisbane pic.twitter.com/sRVqRN9FEb
— Mackenzie Coonan (@mackenzieravn) May 19, 2019
It’s understood the driver who caused the horrific collision and one of his two passengers fled the scene immediately after the crash.
As well as abandoning the deceased and injured, the pair also left behind their 24-year-old female friend who had been travelling with them in the BMW.
The woman who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Senior police have described the crash as one of the worst they’ve ever seen.
Speaking with the ABC, Inspector Daniel Bragg described the scene as “chaotic” and said the crash had “terrible consequences”.
“This is possibly the worst traffic accident I’ve seen in more than 30 years of policing,” he said.
“It’s quite devastating to see something like this, some innocent lives have been lost.”
The Forensic Crash unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam vision to come forward.
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