A mangled trike at the scene of a fatal accident on Old Toogoom Rd. near the Beelbi Creek causeway.
A mangled trike at the scene of a fatal accident on Old Toogoom Rd. near the Beelbi Creek causeway. Alistair Brightman

Woman in critical condition, man dead after Torbanlea crash

UPDATE, 10.30AM: A 57-year-old woman involved in a motorcycle crash near Torbanlea yesterday is in a critical condition after suffering serious injuries to her chest and legs.

A 61-year-old man, who was also riding on the three-wheeled motorcycle, died at the scene.

The two people involved in the crash were from Pacific Haven, according to a police spokesperson.

A statement from Queensland Police Media said the trike was traveling north along Old Toogoom Rd near Beelbi Creek when it left the road and collided with a tree.

The female passenger was taken to Brisbane Royal and Women's Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

UPDATE: A MAN described by police to be in his early 60s died in Torbanlea in a vehicle accident yesterday.

The trike him and another passenger were riding hit a tree.

The man, who was a local to the Fraser Coast, died at the scene.

The other person involved was a woman in her 50s, also a local to the Fraser Coast.

Her condition is currently unknown to the Chronicle.

The crash happened on Old Toogoom Rd near Beelbi Ck at about 3.30pm.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the scene shortly after, at 3.41pm.

Emergency crews performed treatment on the injured female.

RACQ Lifeflight was tasked to the scene and arrived around 4.15pm.

Emergency services closed the road.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time, and the Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Local residents stood nearby watching in shock as the scene unfolded.

The vehicle involved, a trike, is believed to have taken down a flood warning sign during the crash.

 

Emergency workers at the scene of a fatal accident on Old Toogoom Rd. near the Beelbi Creek causeway.
Emergency workers at the scene of a fatal accident on Old Toogoom Rd. near the Beelbi Creek causeway. Alistair Brightman

 

UPDATE 5.20PM: IT IS believed two people were involved in the single-vehicle crash that killed one person on Friday afternoon.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the scene on Old Toogoom Rd at 3.41pm.

RACQ Lifeflight was tasked to the scene and is believed to be on site now.

While one person died at the scene, the condition of the other person involved has not been reported.

EARLIER: EMERGENCY services have closed Old Toogoom Rd after a motorist died in a crash on Friday afternoon.

It is believed the deceased person was riding a motorcycle along the road near Beelbi Creek when their vehicle hit a tree around 3pm.

The motorist passed away at the scene.

It is unknown at this stage how many other people were involved in the accident, but RACQ Lifeflight has been called to the scene.



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