Woman killed, young girl critical after two-car collision in Qld

One person is dead and two others, including a nine-year-old girl, have been taken to hospital after a horrific two-vehicle crash in Queensland’s Bundaberg region.

AAA chief executive Michael Bradley says the government’s latest announcement on publishing road safety data will “save lives”. The Australian Automobile Association has congratulated the federal Transport Minister for states committing to releasing road safety data in return for funding. “We have always said to the credit of Catherine, to the credit of Albo, they said before the last election they wanted to end the problems in road funding,” he told Sky News Australia. “The federal government is committing around $10 billion to states and territories to fund roads, and so far there have been no strings attached. “This announcement will not only save lives by addressing the causes of the crashes that are killing people in Australia; it will really clip the wings of politicians who want to prioritize road projects that provide political benefit rather than community benefit.”

Police said around 7.40am a Holden Commodore was traveling eastbound along Gin Gin Mount Perry Road near Moolboolaman and an Isuzu D-Max utility was traveling in the opposite direction before the two cars crashed.

At least two ambulances were called to the scene. Photo: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

A 32-year-old woman, the driver of the Commodore, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The car’s sole passenger, a nine-year-old girl, was taken to Bundaberg Hospital with chest and head injuries.

She remains in a critical but stable condition.

The road is located west of the municipality of Bundaberg. Image: Google Maps

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The utility driver, a 24-year-old man from Bundaberg, was also taken to hospital to be treated for injuries believed not to be life-threatening.

The Courier Mail reported that two rescue helicopters were called to the scene, with one landing directly on the road and the other in a nearby field.

An investigation has been launched and police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward and help.