UPDATE: A FAMILY has been shattered by a head-on collision near Bundaberg which took the life of Miles mother Sandy Meehan and left four people hospitalised, including her 13-year-old son with life-threatening injuries.
Mrs Meehan, 38, and her family were believed to be returning home to Miles when their car collided with a utility about 9.30pm on the Bundaberg-Childers Rd south-west of Bundaberg at Pine Creek.
She died at the scene.
The family of five was returning home after visiting family in Childers when the crash occurred.
Husband David, 39, 15-year-old daughter Sharon and 13-year-old son Dylan were injured and transported to Bundaberg Base Hospital for treatment.
Their baby daughter miraculously escaped injury in the crash.
Dylan was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital were he is fighting for his life with critical head injuries.
A 44-year-old man from the Miriam Vale area, driver of the utility, sustained serious injuries and was also hospitalised.
Mrs Meehan's death brings Queensland's holiday road toll to three.
Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit continue.
Miles woman killed in Bundaberg head-on crash
December 29, 2012, 9.50am.
A HEAD-ON collision near Bundaberg has claimed the life of a Miles woman and left four people hospitalised, including a 13-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries.
Preliminary information indicates that a utility and car collided around 9.30pm last night on the Bundaberg - Childers Road (Isis Hwy) about 22 kilometers south-west of Bundaberg at Pine Creek.
A 38-year-old woman, a passenger in the car died at the scene.
The 39-year-old male driver, a 15-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were injured and transported to Bundaberg Base Hospital for treatment.
A baby girl was not injured.
All five are from Miles.
It is believed that the boy will be flown to Brisbane with critical head injuries and the teenage girl remains in Bundaberg Base Hospital with serious internal injuries.
A 44-year-old man from the Miriam Vale area, driver and sole occupant of the utility, sustained serious injuries and was also transported to hospital.
The highway was re-opened around 1.15am and investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit continue.
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