News

Car crash on Tableland Rd claims lives of elderly couple

UPDATE 4.20PM: Police have confirmed the male driver of the vehicle involved in the crash on Tableland Rd has also died at the scene.

His partner was confirmed dead earlier on Monday.

UPDATE 1PM: Miriam Vale police officer in charge sergeant Owen Harms has confirmed the death of an elderly female passenger in Monday morning's crash on Tableland Rd in Taunton, about 4km south of Fingerboard Roadhouse.

An elderly male driver has been airlifted from the scene with critical injuries.

Sgt Harms confirmed the couple's sedan collided with a large tree while travelling north on the relatively straight stretch of road at about 11.30am.

Other motorists stopped and attempted to help the woman while calling for emergency services.

Sgt Harms said the accident was a tragic, timely reminder with Easter holidays on the horizon for motorists to drive with extra care.

"It's a timely reminder for people to take extra care on the roads," he said, while expressing the sadness felt by emergency services who attended the scene.

EARLIER: Traffic has been blocked in both directions on Tableland Rd after a suspected fatal crash at about 11am on Monday.

Gladstone Police can so far confirm a single vehicle carrying at least two people has collided with a tree, with a possible fatality arising from the crash.

The crash is believed to have occurred about 5km south of the Fingerboard Roadhouse, towards Bundaberg.

The condition of others involved is unknown at this stage, with updates to follow.

There are no detours available around the crash site.

Topics:  car crash fatal car accident gladstone region



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Locals flock for a feed at Gladstone's new Schnitz eatery

Schnitz Gladstone head trainer Holly Smith and store manager Chris Allen.

SCHNITZ has done a roaring trade on its first day in Gladstone.

BREAKING: Fire crews rush to Glen Eden fire

Fire crews are working to control a blaze at Glen Eden.

Fire crews work to control a grass fire at Glen Eden.

OPENING SOON: Burgers and beers at Gladstone's latest restaurant

GETTING THE URGE: Gladstone store and operational managers Chase Williams and Justin Charell gearing up ahead of opening.

Gourmet burger restaurant to open at Stocklands

Local Partners

Brad Pitt bids to keep custody battle private

Brad Pitt will go to court to keep his custody battle private

Sia has split from her husband

Sia has split from her husband Erik Anders Lang.

Amy Schumer thanks Barbie trolls for hateful comments

Amy Schumer is in the lead role for the new Barbie movie

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing for destroyed sex life

Shannen Doherty's husband is suing her former manager

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

High profile premier invests in Gladstone industrial facility

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman heads a group that bought the UGL warehouses in Paget for $10 million.

FORMER PREMIER heads group that's backing Gladstone to bounce back.

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!