PARAMEDICS have described the harrowing scenes they witnessed at a fatal crash near Cordalba today.

Queensland Ambulance Service operations supervisor Michael Low said crews responded to the confronting crash just after 8.30am.

"Unfortunately a male person was deceased on their arrival," he said.

The crash closed one lane of Childers Rd for a number of hours while forensic crash investigation officers combed the site for clues into what caused the devastating crash.

Bundaberg police District Crime Prevention Co-ordinator Senior Constable Danielle Loftus asked all road users to think about their actions at all times.

"Preliminary investigations indicate that it was a two vehicle crash," she said.

"A 48-year-old Walkervale was pronounced deceased at the scene and a 34-year-old Apple Tree Creek woman was transported to Bundaberg Hospital and is reported to be in a stable condition.

"Given that this fatal traffic crash today has had an impact on so many people and again we're asking all motorists to be aware of their actions and decisions they make when they are out on the road.

"We're heading into a weekend now and we know that individuals and families are going to be out and about and may want to visit places and people who they wish to see.

"We need everyone to arrive alive."


CHILDERS Rd at Cordalba is now completely open to the public.

Police have thanked drivers for their patience.



PRELIMINARY police investigations indicate the Bundaberg man, driving a white courier van, crossed to the wrong side of the two-lane road and collided with the woman's vehicle.

While Childers Rd is open, police are warning drivers to expect delays and to fine alternative routes where possible.


A 41-YEAR-OLD Bundaberg man has died after a two-vehicle head-on crash this morning.

A woman in the other vehicle has been taken to Bundaberg Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


EMERGENCY services are at the scene of a crash at Childers Rd.

It's understood two vehicles collided in a head-on crash near Cordalba this morning, about 15km from Apple Tree Creek.

Childers Rd is expected to be closed for some time.

Police are advising drivers to use other routes.

Jim Alouat


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