Tragic end to holiday as driver dies at wheel
A 75-YEAR-old man has died after suffering a heart attack while driving through Childers.
The driver crashed his car, which was towing a caravan, into a tree at the Isis Club on Churchill St in Childers on Friday at 10.30am.
Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Warren Smith said paramedics arrived at the scene and performed CPR for about 40 minutes.
“It looks like the driver has had a cardiac arrest while driving and crashed into a tree,” he said.
“But despite our best efforts he has died on the scene.”
The driver’s wife was taken to Bundaberg Hospital suffering back injuries.
Isis Club manager Kerry Smythe comforted the woman, who was understandably distressed, before she was taken to hospital.
Mrs Smythe said the couple were from New South Wales and had been travelling for about eight weeks.
“They were travelling to Woodgate for three days before heading home,” she said.
“I obviously feel for the family.”
CRASH SCENE: Emergency services attend the scene of a crash in Childers.