Allenstown man stable after crash
UPDATE: The driver, 28, of a car which crashed just north of Rockhampton’s Neville Hewitt bridge yesterday afternoon remains in a stable condition at the city’s hospital this morning.
The Allenstown man suffered serious head injuries in the accident on the northbound lane of Moore Creek Road at 1.50pm.
A hospital spokeswoman said he was in a stable condition this morning.
Crash fires police speed warning
ROCKHAMPTON Police are warning drivers speed kills after a 28-year-old Rockhampton man was seriously injured yesterday in an accident just north of the Neville Hewitt bridge.
The accident followed eight deaths in the space of 11 hours over the weekend on Queensland roads including a 34-year-old woman who died when her car rolled over after failing to negotiate a bend on Gorge Rd at Taunton, near Bundaberg, about 10.30pm on Friday.
Late yesterday afternoon the Allenstown man, who received severe head injuries in the crash, was in a serious but stable condition.
District duty officer Senior Sergeant Mick Langsdorf said the accident occurred at 1.50pm on the northbound lane of Moores Creek Rd just past the bridge.
Sen. Sgt Langsdorf said it appeared from initial investigations that speed was a factor.
He said a Nissan 300ZX had collided with the rear of another vehicle before travelling down the median strip and rolling onto its roof.
The driver did not have to be cut from his vehicle and was taken to Rockhampton Hospital.
The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were uninjured.
“People should be aware speed is one of the fatal four and we encourage people to obey the speed limit,” Sen. Sgt Langsdorf said.
The northbound lane was closed for hours and traffic was diverted from the Neville Hewitt Bridge to the Fitzroy Bridge.
Sen. Sgt Langsdorf said the forensic crash unit was investigating.