Car crash victim dies

A MAN who was critically injured in a traffic crash at Carole Park has died in hospital.

The 26-year-old man from Boronia Heights, near Logan, was the driver and sole occupant in one of the vehicles involved in the two-car head-on collision at Cobalt Street, near the Tungsten Street intersection, at 5pm Wednesday.

Police said it appeared the man's Holden Commodore sedan crossed on to the incorrect side of the road on a 60kmh section of Cobalt Street, colliding with another Holden Commodore which had been travelling in the opposite direction.

The man's vehicle sustained a significant impact to its left side.

A Department of Community Safety spokesman said CPR was in progress when paramedics arrived at the scene.

They rushed the man to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with severe respiratory problems after the smash but he died in hospital that night.

A 47-year-old woman in the other vehicle suffered a broken leg and a 20-year-old male passenger sustained a broken arm.

Their injuries were described as serious but non-life-threatening and they were taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The spokesman said a six-year-old girl in the second vehicle was also injured and was taken to the Mater Children's Hospital.

Her injuries included a broken shoulder.

Police closed Cobalt Street to all traffic for several hours after the smash.

Officers from the forensic crash unit were called in to investigate.

Excessive speed and wet weather were not thought to have been factors in the crash.

The tragedy brought Ipswich's annual road toll to 10, while the state figure has climbed to 243 – still 81 fewer than the same time last year.



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