Police inspect a dead wallaby on the road near the crash site on Saturday afternoon

August 10, 2019

A woman has died and four people – including three children – have been injured in a fiery crash on the Chinchilla-Wondai Road near Durong on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to scene, west of the McPhee Road intersection, just after 2:00pm.

Upon arrival, they found a bystander performing CPR on a woman who had been a passenger in the vehicle.

Tragically, the 26-year-old Loganlea woman died at the scene.

Fire crews quickly extinguished a fire sparked by the crash which spread along the roadside.

Two RACQ LifeFlight helicopters landed in a paddock beside the crash site.

Two male toddlers – aged 2 and 1  – suffering head injuries were transported by road ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital in a stable condition.

A four-year-old boy with serious head injuries was flown to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in a critical condition by the Brisbane-based LifeFlight helicopter.

A Loganlea man, aged 25, was flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition with burns by the Bundaberg LifeFlight chopper.

Witnesses at the scene suggested the incident may have occurred after the driver braked hard in a bid to avoid hitting a wallaby.

The vehicle then skidded into a small culvert on the side of the road and rolled.

However, a police spokesman said forensic investigations into the cause of the crash were still under way and would not be confirmed for some time.


The car burst into flames after rolling, sparking a grass fire along the side of the road
The crash scene which greeted helicopter crews (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)
Firefighters quickly extinguished the grass fire which spread along the roadside
The first RACQ LifeFlight helicopter landed in a paddock beside the crash site …
… a second LifeFlight helicopter joined it soon afterwards
The Chinchilla-Wondai Road was closed – and traffic banked up – as emergency services worked at the site

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