Wandoan crash victim identified
A YOUNG father has been revealed as one of the victims of a fatal crash which has rocked the tight-knit town of Wandoan.
Tributes are flowing for Liam Pendergast, who was described as “a very loving and respectful young man”.
He was in a car that veered off a bend on Bundi Rd about 3:30am on Sunday.
He and the driver, a 49-year-old man, were pronounced dead at the scene.
A third man was, on Monday night, in a stable condition at Toowoomba Hospital.
Colleagues paid tribute to Mr Pendergast, who they say was one of the two men who died in the crash.
BP Wandoan operators Julie and Noel Mudge said he had worked for them for about three years.
Friends posting on Mr Pendergast’s Facebook page remembered a man “loved everywhere he went”, who was “one of the best and most loyal mates anyone could ever ask for”, and lamented he was “too young to leave this world”.
The crash remains under investigation but police suspect “around three of our Fatal Five offences” were major contributing factors in the fatality.
Roma Road Policing Unit Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Sebastian Pollock said he was frustrated at people’s “lack of care and common sense” when driving.
“There is one person still alive from this crash and I’m betting he will be happy to tell you it is because of his seat belt,” Sgt Pollock said.