Tragic end to hol­i­day as driver dies at wheel

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.”

PHOTO: JIM ALOUAT

CRASH SCENE: Emer­gency ser­vices at­tend the scene of a crash in Childers.

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