Both drivers, of this blue Kia Rio hatchback and Ford Festiva hatchback, received serious injuries in a head-on crash on Emu Park Road yesterday morning.
Both drivers, of this blue Kia Rio hatchback and Ford Festiva hatchback, received serious injuries in a head-on crash on Emu Park Road yesterday morning. Chris Ison

Six days of carnage on our roads

THE carnage on Central Queensland’s roads continued yesterday when a head-on crash in Rockhampton left two drivers in hospital with serious injuries.

The crash was the latest in a series of horrific accidents that have left three people dead, including a Caves man who died on Saturday night and a 23-year-old German tourist who was killed on Monday while travelling on the Bruce Highway, north of Carmila.

At 9am yesterday police and fire-fighters were still cleaning up the glass and debris from the accident which occurred on Emu Park Rd near the intersection with Black Creek Rd at 6.10am.

Both drivers spent about 40 minutes trapped inside their vehicles before they were cut free.

Senior Constable Peter Johnson said it appeared the 24-year-old male driver of a green Ford Festiva hatchback heading east had crossed the centre line and collided with the other car.

The man had serious injuries. It was understood he had been on his way to his job at the Swift Meatworks.

The 42-year-old female driver of a blue Kia Rio hatchback also received serious injuries and her 17-year-old passenger received minor injuries.

Both drivers were first taken to Rockhampton Hospital with the male driver in a critical condition.

As of late yesterday afternoon the female driver remained in a serious condition at Rockhampton Hospital and the male driver was being taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Emu Park Rd was closed to all traffic and traffic diversions for both directions through Black Creek Rd remained in place for several hours.

The forensic crash unit was investigating.

Other serious accidents in the past week included a crash in High St, Rockhampton, on Saturday morning after three men raided a bottle shop and the driver of the getaway vehicle hit a power pole while they were leaving the scene.

A 15-year-old boy, allegedly involved in the robbery, remains in an induced coma after receiving life-threatening injuries.

Last Thursday night Nepalese woman Ambika Subedi, 48, was killed after she was struck by a car while crossing Yaamba Rd while on her way back home from the CQU library.

A requiem mass will be held for Caves resident Gregory Pierre Harvie, 23, this morning at the Our Lady of Walsingham Church.

Mr Harvie died in a car crash on Barmoya Rd at 8.20pm on Friday when the vehicle he was driving ran into a tree.

SIX DAYS OF CARNAGE:

Yesterday morning: Male and female drivers in serious condition after head-on crash on Emu Park Rd

May 2: 23-year-old German tourist killed in crash on Bruce Highway, north of Carmila

April 30: 15-year-old receives serious injuries in crash after ram-raid on bottle shop

April 29: 23-year-old Caves man Gregory Pierre Harvie dies in crash on Barmoya Rd

April 28: 48-year-old Nepalese woman Ambika Subedi dies after she was struck by a car on Yaamba Rd



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