Updated: Four lives lost in horror morning prompts RACQ warning

RACQ has reminded drivers to take extra care on the roads following reports three people had lost their lives on Queensland roads on Monday morning.

RIP sign, Roadside cross

Courier Mail reported a crash near Bundaberg claimed the life of a woman and her child, a cyclist also died after he was hit by a car on the Sunshine Coast, and man was killed after the car he was in crashed into a power pole near Oakey.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said the loss of life was a stark reminder of the dangers on the road.

“Three more families are grieving the loss of loved ones today and it is truly heartbreaking,” Ms Hunter said.

“Every death is tragic – and it’s even more shocking to hear four people were killed within hours of one another.”

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Ms Hunter urged all those on the road to be alert when behind the wheel.

“We all need to keep vulnerable road users like cyclists, pedestrians and motorbike riders top of mind but also remain vigilant when interacting with other traffic on Queensland roads,” she said.

“Every time you get in the driver’s seat – think about the Fatal Five. Don’t drive drunk, under the influence of drugs or when you’re tired. Stick to the speed limit, wear your seatbelt and remain focused on the road because we want everyone to get home safe to their loved ones.”