Five dead on roads
TWOmotorbike accidents on Queensland roads yesterday took the state’s Christmas road toll to five.
A 39-year-old Cairns man was killed when his motorcycle and a sedan collided on the Kennedy Highway in Mareeba about 12.27pm yesterday.
His 23-year-old female pillion passenger was seriously injured when the bike and a rented car crashed. The woman was taken to Mareeba hospital with suspected spinal and pelvic injuries.
A short time later, a 24-year-old man died when his motorbike and a car collided west of Brisbane.
A man died on Saturday in Rockhampton when his vehicle left the road and struck a tree about 6am. He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
On Friday, two people died in separate accidents.