TRAGIC DEATH TOLL
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.”
FOUR FATALITIES: The scene of the fatal truck rollover in Taroom on Monday.