One killed at Ban Ban

Man in his 20s dies in head-on collision with truck

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

A MAN in his 20s was killed af­ter a fa­tal head-on collision with a semi-trailer truck out­side Ban Ban Springs at the week­end, while the driver of the truck, a man in his 60s, was air­lifted to Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal.

Queens­land po­lice con­firmed the man in his 20s was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Ini­tial in­for­ma­tion in­di­cated the car and semi-trailer col­lided head-on at about 11.20pm on Satur­day, 3km from Ban Ban Springs.

The male driver of the truck was trans­ported by RACQ LifeF­light to Bund­aberg Hos­pi­tal with non-life-threat­en­ing ab­dom­i­nal in­juries.

A Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesman said the de­ceased was in the car with an­other per­son, who suf­fered head and chest in­juries.

That per­son was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal af­ter the crash.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on a blind cor­ner just out­side Ban Ban Springs and left debris scat­tered for hun­dreds of me­tres along the Bur­nett Hwy.

Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices were called to the scene at 11.10pm and ar­rived at 11.45pm.

“We were on scene us­ing our hy­draulic tools af­ter a truck and car collision,” a rep­re­sen­ta­tive said.

“When we ar­rived, the truck driver was out and in the hands of the Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice wait­ing for the res­cue he­li­copter.

“There was one per­son trapped in the car and the fuel tanks to the truck had been pierced also.”

The Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices be­gan us­ing hy­draulic gear to re­move the de­ceased from the car at 2.57am.

SES crews also helped on-scene by con­duct­ing traf­fic con­trol.

Po­lice re­opened the high­way at 3.15am.

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