News

VIDEO: Speed, alcohol ruled out as factors in horror crash

UPDATE 4.20PM:  SPEED, alcohol and not wearing a seatbelt were ruled out as possible factors in Sunday's two car crash along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd.

The head-on crash took the life of a 53-year-old Maryborough woman, who was behind the wheel of a white Hyundai Elantra.

The cause is undetermined as investigations continue, Senior Constable Glenn Rusten from the Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit said.

A 39-year-old Bidwell woman, who was a passenger in the white Elantra, was discharged from the Hervey Bay Hospital on Monday following an overnight stay.

She suffered soft tissues injuries including bruising and lacerations in the crash.

The 20-year-old Hervey Bay man who drove the blue Mazda 3, suffered fractured vertebrates in his lower back, a broken left foot and minor injuries.

The head-on collision happened along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd between Susan River and the roundabout about 3.45pm.

The blue car, which was being driven towards Hervey Bay, crossed the road's double centre-lines, into the path of the woman's car, on-scene investigations suggested.
 

UPDATE 9.50AM: THE 39-year-old woman passenger and the 20-year-old driver involved in Sunday's horrific crash on Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd are recovering in hospital.

The head-on crash took the life of the 53-year-old Maryborough woman driving the white Hyundai Elantra.

The Hervey Bay man was driving a blue Mazda 3.

The passenger in the Elantra is from Bidwill.

If you have any information that may assist police with their investigations call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Police Link on 131 444.

OPINION: One life lost on our roads is one too many

 

EARLIER: A MARYBOROUGH woman, 53, was killed instantly in a two-car collision on the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd.

She was driving a white Hyundai Elantra towards Maryborough when the front of her car was hit head-on by a blue Mazda 3, driven by a male driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Police were called to the crash, which happened between Susan River and the roundabout about 3.45pm Sunday

Paramedics and fire and emergency crews followed shortly after.

A rescue chopper was deployed, but was returned back to base shortly after landing as it was not needed.

Senior Constable Glenn Rusten from the Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit said the blue car, travelling towards Hervey Bay, crossed the road's double centre-lines, into the path of the woman's car.

"The resultant crash impacted the driver's section of the white car and the female driver is deceased."

Investigations were continuing into why the blue car was driven into oncoming traffic, he said.

The 39-year-old front seat female passenger in the white sedan escaped life-threatening injuries, but was treated by paramedics at the scene.She arrived at the Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition, a hospital spokesperson said.The male driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries from the crash.

He arrived in a stable condition, a hospital spokesperson said.

Topics:  editors picks, fatal, maryborough, qas, qfes, traffic crash




What's On: Dinner to mark NAIDOC theme

The nationally celebrated NAIDOC week was held in early July.

Tinana interchange upgrade now underway

Member for Maryborough and Federal member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien at the site of the Tinana interchange upgrade.

THE project to upgrade the Tinana interchange is now underway.

Latest deals and offers

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles