1500 gather in silence
Carnival holds minute silence for little girl killed on Bruce Hwy
MORE than 1500 Queensland primary school netball players, officials, organisers and parents stood in silence to commemorate the death of an eight-year-old who was one of two people killed in a head-on crash on the Bruce Highway near Childers.
Thousands in the Netball Queensland community gathered on Sunday at the Samsung Primary School Cup event in Bundaberg and bowed their heads to remember one of their own who was tragically lost on Friday afternoon.
The young girl was a member of the Coomera Netball Club and was travelling with one of the club’s senior coaches and her 12-year-old granddaughter.
The three were travelling north toward Bundaberg when their sedan collided with a northbound ute 5km south of Childers just after midday.
The sole male occupant of the ute was pronounced dead at the scene, as was the little girl. Teams of primary school girls locked arms as an announcer thanked everyone for congregating on the netball courts in honour of their loss.
The car was one of several travelling in convoy to the Samsung Primary Schools Cup – a two-day annual school sporting event held in Bundaberg for the first time this weekend. In a statement, the Coomera Netball Club committee said it offered its “deepest condolences to the families involved”. “We cannot even begin to imagine what you might be going through at this very sad time,” it read. “We as a club need to rally round and help these families through this very rough time right now. “We are asking you to dig deep and make a donation direct deposited into our club bank account, all funds raised will go directly to all families involved.” Bank details: BSB 633000, Account 160767901, Reference 3 beautiful families.
HORROR CRASH: Emergency services at the scene of a double fatality at Childers on Friday.