Young girl critically injured in crash dies from injuries

UPDATE: The 14-year-old girl who was critically injured in a rollover crash near Dalby last month has died from her injuries.

She was taken to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital after the crash but succumbed to her injuries yesterday.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. 

UPDATE: A young girl critically injured when she was thrown from a car that rolled down an embankment continues her fight for life.

The girl, 14, was airlifted to Brisbane from Dalby Hospital with life-threatening injuries yesterday morning from the rollover near Dalby about 4.45am yesterday.

She had been one of four people in the vehicle, and the most seriously injured, when the car veered off Dalby-Kogan Rd, collided with two guideposts and ran down a steep embankment.

The vehicle, driven by a Kingaroy man, 41, rolled at least 50m before stopping in a dry creek bed where passers-by discovered the incident.

Mine workers travelling to work performed CPR on the injured occupants before paramedics arrived.

The driver and two other passengers, a woman, 17, and 15-year-old boy, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The 14-year-old girl was first rushed to Dalby Hospital before being airlifted to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

A hospital spokesman told The Chronicle the girl remained in a critical condition.

A Dalby police spokesman said investigations into the cause of the crash were continuing.

The scene of the crash
The scene of the crash 7 News Brisbane

MONDAY: Police are investigating a serious traffic crash at Dalby this morning which left a 14-year-old girl fighting for life.

Preliminary information suggests that about 4.45am, a car travelling north on Dalby - Kogan Rd towards Dalby veered onto the wrong side of the road.

The car left the roadway, struck two guideposts and travelled down an embankment into a dry creek bed before rolling about 50 metres.

The crash happened on the stretch of road just before the Condamine River.

A 14-year-old female passenger was thrown from the vehicle and sustained critical, life-threatening injuries.

A passing vehicle of mine workers stopped and its occupants got out of the car to help perform CPR.

Police and paramedics attended shortly after.

The girl is being airlifted to the Lady Cilento Hospital.

The 41-year-old male driver, a 15-year-old male passenger and a 17-year-old female passenger were treated for various non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash scene on Dalby – Kogan Rd where a 14-year-old girl was badly injured. Photo 7 News Toowoomba
The crash scene on Dalby – Kogan Rd where a 14-year-old girl was badly injured. Photo 7 News Toowoomba

EARLIER: A 14-year-old girl thrown from a vehicle which rolled off a rural road early this morning will be airlifted to a Brisbane hospital with critical injuries.

The girl was one of four people in a vehicle which veered off Dalby Kogan Rd, about 15km from Dalby, shortly before 5am.

She was thrown from the car while the other occupants, two men and a woman, sustained minor injuries.

Mine workers travelling to work came across the crash and began CPR on the injured teen while waiting for emergency services to arrive at the scene.

The 14-year-old was taken to Dalby Hospital in a critical condition and will be airlifted to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital this morning.

The male driver of the vehicle, 43, from Kingaroy sustained minor injuries.

Two other passengers, 16 and 17, also received minor injuries.

Dalby police said initial investigations suggested fatigue was a major contributing cause of the crash.

"The vehicle rolled because it came off the roadway and more than likely it appears to be fatigue related," a spokesman said.

"This is a reminder that people should make sure drivers are well rested before driving."

Police have appealed for anyone who may have seen the vehicle travelling on the road around the time of the crash, including any workers, to contact police with relevant information.



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