Delwynn Meloury and her daughter Katie - Annette Korczak were involved in a car crash in Raceview and are asking that drivers be careful over the Christmas break.
Delwynn Meloury and her daughter Katie - Annette Korczak were involved in a car crash in Raceview and are asking that drivers be careful over the Christmas break. Rob Williams

COMMENT: Shocking tale a timely reminder

SOME people may find our story about Delwynn Meloury and her daughter Katie-Annette quite confronting to read.

I know it took me aback.

Two years ago, a then nine-year-old Katie-Annette was trapped under the engine mount of a four-wheel drive vehicle.

Trying to save her daughter, Delwynn also became trapped under the wheel.

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Their story is a shocking version of a tale that is all too common when it comes to accidents on our roads.

Thankfully they weren't another road toll statistic but others haven't been so lucky.

At the end of last week Queensland Police released the latest figures, revealing that 229 people have lost their lives on our roads this year.

Just this weekend six people lost their lives on the state's roads, with one accident just 20 minutes from Ipswich in Peak Crossing.

It takes brave victims of road tragedies, such as Delwynn and Katie-Annette, to share their stories so that we realise statistics aren't just numbers - they're lives.

I know that after reading their story I will be taking extra care while driving this Christmas season and I hope you do too.



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