Five dead on roads

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

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.

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