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Ipswich mother in horror Coast crash dies in hospital

THE Ipswich mother injured in a horrific traffic crash on the Bruce Highway at Kulangoor this week died last night in hospital.

Friends and family of the woman had been praying for her survival.

Tammy Boorer, 28, remained in the intensive care ward at the Nambour General Hospital.

Her husband Nathan was in a stable condition at the Royal Brisbane Hospital last night after he was airlifted there for emergency surgery.

The couple's two children, a nine-year-old boy and five-year-old girl, survived the crash with minor injuries.

Channel Seven reported last night that Mrs Boorer, who was believed to be 30 weeks pregnant, had lost her baby.

The family had been on their way to Hervey Bay for a camping holiday when they were struck by a car travelling the wrong direction on the dual carriageway near the Nambour-Bli Bli exit on Wednesday night.

The children managed to escape the wreckage before the car was hit for a second time by a truck.

Friends and family gathered at the two hospitals yesterday.

Central Church Ipswich senior pastor Scott Muir said the couple were loved by an entire community.

"There are a lot of people praying for them," Mr Muir said. "We have people at both hospitals praying and most stayed overnight.

"We are spending time with the family, giving them lots of love and support and crying with them.

"They (the Boorers) are a core part of our church."

The 54-year Rosemount driver of the offending car was killed instantly and his 50-year-old male passenger was injured.

There were reports the vehicle had been driven on the wrong side of the highway for several kilometres.

It is believed the driver and his passenger were known to police for various offences.

Topics:  nambour general hospital, royal brisbane hospital, vigil




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