Man killed in traffic crash was overtaking when he lost control
Man killed in traffic crash was overtaking when he lost control David Nielsen

'MASSIVE INJURIES': Ambos tried to save crash victim for 1hr

SUNDAY, 12PM: PARAMEDICS worked for more than 45 minutes to resuscitate the Cordalba man who tragically died in a crash on Friday, new information has revealed.

Queensland Ambulance Services has confirmed the 55-year-old suffered "massive head, leg and chest injuries" after his car struck a tree on Promiseland Rd near Childers.

"He was released from the vehicle and was being stabilised when he went into cardiac arrest," senior operations manager Martin Kelly said.

Childers paramedics and a flight paramedic from Bundaberg tried to resuscitate the 55-year-old for close to an hour, but he could not be revived.

The man succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene.

While investigations into the crash are ongoing, police believe the man was overtaking when he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road.


SATURDAY, 3PM: POLICE believe the fatal crash at Cordalba last night resulted after a driver lost control of his vehicle.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the 55-year-old Cordalba man was overtaking another vehicle when he lost control of his car, ran off the road and smashed into a tree.

It is understood the 55-year-old was trapped inside his vehicle for some time.

An RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene, but was later cancelled.

The 55-year-old man died at the scene of the horror crash.

Investigations into the crash are ongoing.


SATURDAY, 7AM: THE Australia Day long weekend has got off to a tragic start after a man died in a single-vehicle crash near Cordalba last night.

Police are still working to advise the next of kin of the man.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman this morning confirmed the man involved in the crash, which occurred along Promisedland Rd about 6.30pm, had died on scene.

The spokeswoman said more details would be available once authorities spoke with the man's family.

Authorities said the vehicle hit a tree and the man had initially been entrapped.

More details to come.


FRIDAY, 8.30PM: AUTHORITIES are at the scene of a serious single-vehicle crash near Cordalba, south of Bundaberg.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman confirmed a vehicle hit a tree along Promisedland Rd, about 6.30pm.

Initial reports are that a man suffered serious injuries in the crash.

It is understood the man was entrapped in the vehicle for a period of time.

The rescue helicopter has been tasked to the crash site.

Further details to come.

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