Head-on claims a second victim
ERIC Forknall of Burrum Heads died in Nambour Hospital yesterday from injuries sustained in the head-on collision that claimed the life of Urangan High School graduate Emma Butters two weeks ago.
Senior Constable Glenn Rusten of the Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit said Mr Forknall, 74, died at 1.30am yesterday. He was a passenger in the Hyundai Sonata that collided with Ms Butters’ Nissan Tiida in the horror crash close to Glenwood State School, south of Tiaro, on September 7.
Mr Forknall’s brother-in-law, 82, who was driving the other car and was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with head, chest, pelvis and ankle injures, was yesterday still in intensive care in a serious condition.
His wife, Mr Forknall’s sister, suffered a broken elbow and has been released from hospital.
The accident happened as the trio were returning from Brisbane where the sister and brother-in-law live. Mr Forknall had no immediate family living in Burrum Heads.