It’s been a shocking 24-hours for car accidents in south east Queensland, with three lives lost and another person in a critical condition.
The first fatal crash happened in Browns Plains, just west of Brisbane, around 11.15am on Friday.
A 4WD and a station wagon collided at the intersection of Browns Plains Road and Grand Plaza Drive, injuring an elderly woman.
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Police say the 89-year old from Regents Park, who was in the station wagon, was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, but died hours later.
While emergency crews were unable to save the life of a young man involved in an accident at Stapylton, just north of the Gold Coast.
Just after 4pm on Friday, the man’s car slammed into the back of a truck travelling along the Eastern Service Road.
A 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck was not physically injured and the Forensic Crash Unit continues to investigate.
Investigations are also ongoing into a serious, single-vehicle crash in Logan.
Just after midnight on Saturday, a vehicle travelling west along Waterford Tamborine Road at Buccan has lost control and crashed into a tree.
Emergency services arrived at the scene and assisted the trapped 16-year-old passenger out of the vehicle.
The boy has been taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.
The 18-year-old driver was transported to Logan Central Hospital in a stable condition.
The latest happened on North Stradbroke Island, around 2am on Saturday.
A 19-year-old man, from Point Lookout, died after he was thrown from the back of a ute while it travelled along Main Beach.
The driver and his four passengers were not physically injured.