TRAGIC DEATH TOLL

Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

IT HAS been a hor­rific week on the roads in south-west Queens­land, with four fa­tal­i­ties rock­ing com­mu­ni­ties right across the re­gion.

Span­ning across three ac­ci­dents in the space of 24 hours, po­lice are urg­ing mo­torists to take ev­ery pre­cau­tion be­fore head­ing out on the road.

The week started in Ta­room on Mon­day af­ter­noon when po­lice say the truck car­ry­ing a load of hay rolled off the road, killing the 26-year-old male driver.

Just a few hours, a 53-year-old and a 42-year-old man were killed af­ter their car rolled at Wen­genville.

Ini­tial re­ports by po­lice sug­gest the car, a green Ford Fal­con sedan, was head­ing west on Maiden­well Bunya Moun­tains Rd, west of Yar­ra­man, when it

left the road and col­lide with a tree.

Mon­day’s road toll con­tin­ued through to Tues­day, when a 70-year-old Finch Hat­ton man died in a two-ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent near Charleville.

Po­lice say a util­ity ve­hi­cle tow­ing a car­a­van tried to turn across the War­rego Hwy into a rest stop be­fore col­lid­ing with a semi-trailer.

Sergeant Se­bas­tian Pol­lock of the Roma Road Polic­ing Unit said it was im­por­tant driv­ers re­mem­ber the fatal five while on the road.

“We can never place enough em­pha­sis on the fatal five when comes to road safety.”

PHOTO: QPS

FOUR FA­TAL­I­TIES: The scene of the fatal truck rollover in Ta­room on Mon­day.

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