Horror Sunday as five die on Qld roads

RACQ has urged Queenslanders to stop and consider their responsibilities behind the wheel, after an horrific day on the State’s roads where five people were killed in several crashes.

Motorcycle crash

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Late Sunday night, a motorist died on the Bruce Highway, near Nambour, after his car reportedly veered off the highway and fell between 20 and 30 metres down an embankment.

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This crash followed the death of two people in a seven-car pileup in the early hours of Sunday morning at Windsor in Brisbane.

In separate incidents that morning, a motorcyclist was killed on Mount Nebo, and a 37 year old man was killed in a single vehicle accident near Durong.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said these fatalities were a tragic, and pleaded with motorists to drive to survive.

“It’s been an awful weekend on the roads and there are now five families grieving the loss of loved ones,” Ms Hunter said.

“As motorists, we all need to take a step back and think about the risks involved, each and every time we get behind the wheel.

“We talk about the Fatal Five because these are the five biggest killers on Queensland roads. So, we’re reminding drivers again to never get behind the wheel if you’re on drugs or drunk, if you’re distracted or tired from a big night, always wear your seatbelt and don’t be tempted to speed -thinking it’ll get you to your destination quicker. The most important thing is getting there.”