SUNDAY, 5.20PM: TYRON Cook has been identified as the man who tragically lost his life after a horror crash at Nikenbah on Friday.

The 29-year-old Hervey Bay man was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit a power pole, which knocked out power to more than 2600 homes.

FRIDAY, 7.05PM: ERGON Energy has restored power to all homes after a fatal crash this morning cut electricity to almost 3000 houses in Hervey Bay.

After almost 12 hours, power has been restored to Ergon customers.

The closed sections of road are expected to be opened in the next five to 10 minutes.

UPDATE 11.45AM: EMERGENCY services are continuing to clean up the scene of a fatal crash on the corner of Maggs Hill Rd and Main St in Nikenbah.

A 29-year-old man from the Hervey Bay area has died after his car hit a power pole.

The deceased's next of kin has been notified by police about the crash.

Inspector Kevin Thompson said it was believed the man was trying to overtake another car, when he clipped the side of the car, lost control and hit the pole.

"The power pole has come down, and there have been some reported power outages in Hervey Bay," Insp Thompson said.

"Forensic Crash Unit is on the scene now, and if there are any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers (on 1800 333 000)."

CRASH: A man believed to have been in his late 20s, from Hervey Bay, has died after hitting a power pole on the corner of Mags Hill Rd and Main St in Nikenbah.
CRASH: A man believed to have been in his late 20s, from Hervey Bay, has died after hitting a power pole on the corner of Mags Hill Rd and Main St in Nikenbah. Eliza Wheeler

Insp Thompson said the crash was a tragic way to end the QPS "back to school" road safety campaign.

"This is our last day of our back to school strategy," he said.

A family of four was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital and has been treated for shock.

It is believed the family was on their way to school at the time of the incident.

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The crash knocked out power to more than 2600 homes, though Ergon Energy had restored power to all but 212 homes at noon.

UPDATE 9.40AM: A man has died after this morning's serious crash at Nikenbah.

Inspector Kevin Thompson said the man, aged in his 20s, is believed to be local.

The vehicle the man was driving hit a power pole, which knocked out power to more than 2600 homes.

Emergency services have blocked off the Main St at the Booral Rd intersection.
Emergency services have blocked off the Main St at the Booral Rd intersection. Eliza Wheeler

 

The road will remain closed for the next few hours and police have urged motorists to avoid the area.

A family of four were taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

Live wires sparked a grass fire on the corner of Chapel Rd and Main Street.

Chapel Rd turns into Maggs HIll Rd at the Main Street intersection.

Police have closed all roads in the surrounding area and locals are urged to avoid the area.

 

UPDATE: 9.20AM: POLICE have not yet estimated when local roads will reopen after this morning's serious crash at Nikenbah.

The two-vehicle crash occurred before 8am on Friday morning, which brought down a power line and caused a grass fire.

Five people were injured, one critically, while power was knocked out to more than 2600 homes.

Police have closed surrounding roads, and have urged motorists to avoid the area.

Live wires sparked a grass fire on the corner of Chapel Rd and Main Street.

Chapel Rd turns into Maggs HIll Rd at the Main Street intersection.

Police have closed all roads in the surrounding area and locals are urged to avoid the area.

UPDATE, 9.05AM: ERGON Energy will work to restore power to more than 2600 homes as soon as possible.

A power line was knocked down as a result of this morning's serious two-vehicle crash at Nikenbah.

Ergon is working to reconfigure their network to to allow power to be restored to all customers between 10am and 11am.

Repairs to the pole cannot be done until the accident site is cleared.

CRASH: A man believed to have been in his late 20s, from Hervey Bay, has died after hitting a power pole on the corner of Mags Hill Rd and Main St in Nikenbah.
CRASH: A man believed to have been in his late 20s, from Hervey Bay, has died after hitting a power pole on the corner of Mags Hill Rd and Main St in Nikenbah. Eliza Wheeler

Five people were injured, one critically, in the two-vehicle crash at the Main St-Maggs Hill Rd-Chapel Rd intersection.

Live wires sparked a grass fire on the corner of Chapel Rd and Main Street.

Chapel Rd turns into Maggs HIll Rd at the Main Street intersection.

Police have closed all roads in the surrounding area and locals are urged to avoid the area.

UPDATE: 8.55AM: MORE than 2500 homes are without power after this morning's two-vehicle crash at NIkenbah.

Ergon Energy's "Outage Finder" shows power was knocked out to 2688 premises at 7.43am.

There is currently no estimate on when power will be restored.

Five people were injured, one critically, in the two-vehicle crash at the Main St-Maggs Hill Rd-Chapel Rd intersection.

Live wires sparked a grass fire on the corner of Chapel Rd and Main Street.

Chapel Rd turns into Maggs HIll Rd at the Main Street intersection.

Police have closed all roads in the surrounding area and locals are urged to avoid the area.

UPDATE: 8.35AM: FIVE people were injured in this morning's two-vehicle crash at Nikenbah.

Queensland Ambulance Service received the call to attend the corner of Main St and Maggs HIll Rd at 7.45am.

QAS Media confirmed one person was in a critical condition, as four others sustained minor injuries.

The crash, which caused a power line to fall, knocked out supply to almost 3000 homes.

Live wires sparked a grass fire on the corner of Chapel Rd and Main Street.

Chapel Rd turns into Maggs HIll Rd at the Main Street intersection.

Police have closed all roads in the surrounding areaa nd motorists are urged to avoid the area.

UPDATE, 8.20AM: THREE Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are at the scene of this morning's crash.

QFES confirmed the fallen power lines started a grass fire at the corner of Main Street and Chapel Rd in Nikenbah.

Chapel Rd turns into Maggs HIll Rd at the Main Street intersection.

The crash is understood to involve two vehicles, one of which took out a power pole.

Police have closed all roads in the surrounding areaa nd motorists are urged to avoid the area.

 

UPDATE 8.10AM: POWER is out to almost 3000 premises after a crash at Nikenbah on Friday morning.

The crash, believed to have occurred at the intersection on Main Street and Maggs HIll Road just before 8am.

A power line was brought down and is understood to have started a small grass fire.

EARLIER: A CRASH at Nikenbah is understood to have disrupted power.

The crash is understood to have occurred just before 8am at the intersection of Main Street and Maggs Hill Rd, and live wires are down in the area.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

More to come.



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