Emergency Services workers try unsuccessfully to save a driver involved in a collision on Tewantin Cooroy Road, down from Sunrise Road.
Emergency Services workers try unsuccessfully to save a driver involved in a collision on Tewantin Cooroy Road, down from Sunrise Road. Geoff Potter

Fatal crash a 'live' lesson

UPDATE: A RESCUE helicopter crew was giving students a first hand account of the dangers on the roads just minutes before they were called to a fatal crash in the Noosa hinterland.

The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter was taking part in  documentary drama highlighting the importance of safe driving when they were called to a head-on crash on the Noosa Cooroy Road.

"The Sunshine State High School Year 12 students had just finished hearing from experts who attend accident scenes day in and day out,'' an AGL spokesman said.

"Representatives from the police, fire and rescue, ambulance service and rescue helicopter shared their experiences.
 
"The students were encouraged to make good choices and not put themselves in harm's way, despite the urge to join in or go along with the crowd.

Students took on the roles of accident victims, one was placed onto a spine board and loaded into the rescue helicopter.
 
The other was placed on a stretcher and taken to the undertaker's vehicle. From the concern on the faces of those watching, the message was getting through.
 
The message was further reinforced with talks from the undertaker and a gentleman who had lived through a crash and was now confined to a wheelchair.

Just as the educational documentary was coming to an end, rescue pilot Aaron Regan received a phone call.
 
Two men had been involved in a car accident on the Noosa Cooroy Road only minutes away.
 
As the crew rushed to the helicopter on the school oval, the staff and students were left to wonder what might have happened.

The AGL Action Rescue team landed on Noosa Cooroy Rd within minutes and were confronted with a Toyota sedan and minivan that had been involved in a head on collision.
 
The driver of the sedan died at the scene.

 The minivan survivor suffered lower limb fractures and was airlifted to Brisbane by EMQ Rescue 500.

Flight paramedic Mick Kerr urged "all drivers to take care and make good choices, in particular the younger, inexperienced drivers who finish school in the next few weeks."

Police said a man in his 30s had died in the 11.30am crash at Tinbeerwah.

The male driver and sole occupant of the first vehicle was confirmed deceased at the scene.

Police closed the Cooroy Noosa Road at Sunrise Road.

The man's death is the 33rd on Sunshine Coast roads this year - and the second this week.

  A Pomona man is fighting for his life after his van was hit by an out of control sedan on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen on Monday.

The driver of the sedan, a woman, 74, was killed.

Update: Fatal crash killed father of two



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