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Woman Dies After Fiery Crash

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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.

[UPDATED]

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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