Head-on claims a second life

A HEAD-on collision at Glenwood two weeks ago has claimed a second life, with the death of a Burrum Heads man in Nambour Hospital on Wednesday.

Eric Forknall, 74, died from injuries sustained in the head-on collision, which claimed the life of Urangan High School graduate Emma Butters, near Glenwood State School, on September 7.

Senior Constable Glenn Rusten of the Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit said Mr Forknall was a passenger in the Hyundai Sonata that collided with Ms Butters’ Nissan Tiida.

Mr Forknall’s brother-in-law, 82, who was driving the other car, was taken to Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital with head, chest, pelvis and ankle injures and was yesterday still in intensive care in a serious condition.

His wife, Mr Forknall’s sister, suffered a broken elbow and has been released from hospital.

The accident happened as the trio were returning from Brisbane where the sister and brother-in-law live. Mr Forknall had no immediate family living in Burrum Heads.

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