POLICE LOOK INTO CAR FIRE
Two-vehicle crash and car on fire
EMERGENCY services faced another big weekend on the region’s roads after a crash on Saturday night resulted in serious injuries and a stolen car was dumped and set alight.
The latest incidents prompted police to urge drivers to take care, especially as we head into the school holiday period.
Two cars collided on the Warrego Hwy on Saturday night, resulting in one man being taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Emergency services were called out to the accident, roughly 10km west of Dalby, after reports of a two-vehicle crash.
Police said a Mitsubishi Lancer was parked on the side of the road, before the driver attempted to do a U-turn to head back towards Dalby.
A Toyota Hilux coming in the opposite direction collided with the front of the car, according to police.
The driver of the Lancer was a 29-year-old Sunnybank man who police said hit his head against the windscreen of his car during the accident.
This resulted in the man being taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
There were also minor injuries sustained by the members of the other vehicle in the crash, including a five-year-old girl and a baby.
The Sunnybank man is still receiving treatment in hospital and police are continuing their investigation into the accident.
In a separate incident on Saturday morning, police are investigating after a stolen car was found burnt out on a rural road after evading officers just hours earlier.
Police in an unmarked car spotted a white Toyota Hilux speeding on the Warrego Hwy near Macalister about 4pm Friday.
Officers turned around and followed the car, which reached speeds up to 145kmh in a 100kmh zone.
Despite police activating their lights and sirens, the driver failed to stop and fled the area before officers terminated the attempted intercept about 2km west of Macalister.
The same car was reported burnt out to police about midnight Saturday, with a witness telling authorities an unknown man was seen standing at the front of the car before it caught alight.
The car was destroyed in the blaze on Braemer Warra Rd, about 10km east of Kogan.
Officers from the unmarked police car reported the driver of the suspected stolen ute to be Caucasian in appearance, with a stubble beard.
The car fire is being treated as suspicious and anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
INVESTIGATING: The fire that burnt out a car on Dalby Kogan Rd is being treated as suspicious.