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.