Pittsworth man killed in crash
Police plead for more cautious driving following several incidents
POLICE have urged more caution from drivers on rural highways following a fatal crash south-west of Toowoomba yesterday.
A 24-year-old Pittsworth man was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on the Gore Highway at Broxburn just after 3am.
While police are still investigating the cause, initial reports found the victim had been thrown from the car.
A passing motorist found debris relating to the crash and alerted emergency services.
POLICE have urged drivers on rural highways to use caution, after a young man was killed in a single-vehicle crash southwest of Toowoomba yesterday.
The 24-year-old Pittsworth man, believed to be married with children, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on the Gore Highway at Broxburn about 3am.
Pittsworth Police also confirmed the man wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.
Acting Officer-in-Charge Steve Johnson said while investigations were still ongoing into the actual cause, initial reports suggested the victim had been thrown from the car, which continued to roll forward.
“The vehicle continued rolling; it was around 15m between him and vehicle (when) it came to a stop,” he said.
Acting Sgt Johnson pleaded with motorists driving on rural highways at night to be careful and use common sense, after a spate of crashes and rollovers over the weekend.
A man in his 20s was able to pull himself from a truck crash on the Cunningham Highway near Karara on Saturday night, and was taken to Warwick Hospital.
And not long after the fatal
‘‘ WE JUST PLEAD TO PEOPLE TO OBEY THE RULES (INCLUDING) TO WEAR SEATBELTS. ACTING SGT STEVE JOHNSON
crash at Pittsworth, another patient was rushed to hospital with suspected spinal cord injuries after a crash yesterday morning on the Warrego Highway at Minden, east of Toowoomba.
Two motorcyclists were also involved in a crash on the Moonie Highway, west of Dalby, on Saturday.
“Basically, we just plead to people to obey the rules (including) to wear seatbelts,” Sgt Johnson said, speaking generally.
“Know your limits, especially if it’s during the middle of the night.
“Even if you feel okay, you can have a micro-sleep. If it’s late, even if you’ve got far to travel, we urge people to consider waiting until the morning.”
The man’s family has been informed of his death.
Police will continue investigations into the cause of the crash today.