Man dies in ute and truck crash
A 38-YEAR-OLD man has died after a ute and truck collided on Mt Perry Rd, between Bundaberg and Gin Gin, on Saturday morning.
The Moura man, who was the only person in the ute, was transported to Bundaberg Hospital with significant head injuries after the crash about 5.30am.
He died a short time later.
The 29-year-old Bundaberg truck driver received minor injuries.
Bundaberg police Inspector Kev Guteridge said preliminary investigations suggested the light truck had crossed the centre lines before the two vehicles collided.
But he stressed investigations into the crash were ongoing.
"We believe that the driver of the truck sustained only minor injuries but is in a large amount of shock," he said.
"We have been able to conduct a formal interview at this time."
Insp Guteridge said there appeared to be no fault with either of the cars or the road conditions.
"This has come down to the one thing that we haven't got control of - human error," he said.
The crash is the second fatality of the year after a 48-year-old man died in a crash on the Bruce Hwy at Apple Tree Creek last Tuesday.
It also comes after a horror December, which saw five people killed on the roads in the Bundaberg region alone.
Insp Guteridge said the devastating start to the region's road toll was not a good indicator of what might come for the rest of 2012.
"We just want to remind people to continue to drive carefully," he said.
"It would appear that people are just not concentrating as much as they should be or are driving far too tired."
Insp Guteridge said the suggestion to stop every two hours was for those driving under normal conditions.
"We have heard ridiculous concepts of people driving 12-14 hours after working all day," he said.
"That's just not acceptable."
Investigations are continuing into Saturday morning's crash.