Another fatality on the Bruce Hwy

Rescue officers carry the injured woman from the crash, where her male passenger, 60, died.
Rescue officers carry the injured woman from the crash, where her male passenger, 60, died. Craig Warhurst

A COOLOOLA Cove man is dead and his wife seriously injured after a single vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kybong about 2.30pm yesterday.

Police at the scene said the woman, 56, was seriously hurt and airlifted to Nambour Hospital. The man, 60, died at the scene.

It was the seventh fatal car crash in the Gympie Region in eight weeks, the fourth to occur on the highway.

The Gympie District's highest-ranking police officer pleaded with drivers yesterday "to pay attention to what they are doing."

Wide Bay Burnett Inspector Jon Lewis said police were doing all they could to keep drivers safe.

"WE need all drivers onboard if we're going to reduce the road trauma," a clearly upset Insp Lewis said yesterday.

"We can't do this by ourselves."

FATAL CRASH: A police investigator at the scene of a fatal traffic crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kybong, after the driver, a Cooloola Cove woman, was cut out of the vehicle and, below, paramedics work behind screens to save the woman (left).
FATAL CRASH: A police investigator at the scene of a fatal traffic crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kybong, after the driver, a Cooloola Cove woman, was cut out of the vehicle and, below, paramedics work behind screens to save the woman (left).

He said at the time of yesterday's fatal crash, three police units were present on the highway - two patrol cars and one speed camera - as part of a 28-day education and enforcement blitz to keep motorists safe in the face of the fatality count the region is enduring.

And while Imbil officer in charge Terry Kennedy was at the Kybong crash scene, a second crash occurred in his territory, fortunately not a fatal one.

Sgt Kennedy said a Hyundai sedan driven by a Conondale man ran into back of a Subaru driven by a Gympie woman, who was stopped to turn from the Mary Valley Rd into Blackgate Rd, Amamoor.


>> Baptist church to picket Robin Williams' funeral

>> Australian Army take on Coast Tough Mudder course

>> Man jailed for sex offences involving 54 children

>> Driver busted for being police in disguise

>> Police arrest 49 people after nine-month operation

>> Boy, 12, used as drug mule: police

>> Woman tells of losing 83kg: size of a man


Insp Lewis asked drivers to please take care on the roads.

"Please drive safely, drive to the conditions.

"We can't do this without that co-operation from drivers," he said.

Sgt Kennedy said the Kybong fatality occurred when the northbound Mitsubishi Challenger 4wd, driven by the Cooloola Cove woman, ran off the highway on a right-hand bend.

It crashed over a roadside ditch and ploughed through roadside grass into a large tree.

"It's not a bad road here," Sgt Kennedy said. "It gets back to drivers."

Gympie Times

Topics:  bruce highway crash fatality road safety single vehice crash

Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Stolen guns still missing: court

GUN THEFT:Guns and ammunition were stolen and some firearms have yet to be recovered in a case before Gympie Magistrates Court this week.

Unrecovered stolen guns a threat to the community, court told

Cricketing feud leads to bloody bar assault

Gympie District Court House, Channon Street, Gympie. August 11, 2015.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times

Assault left man with multiple fractures and cuts to head/face

Local Partners

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

Judah Kelly from The Voice.

Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!