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Mother Tammy Boorer clinging to life as family and friends pray

FIGHT FOR LIFE: Ipswich mum-of-two Tammy Boorer.
FIGHT FOR LIFE: Ipswich mum-of-two Tammy Boorer.

PREGNANT mum Tammy Boorer remained in a critical and unstable condition last night, as her family and friends gathered to pray for her and her family.

The Nambour General Hospital confirmed Mrs Boorer's condition at 7pm yesterday.

The 28-year-old from Flinders View was taken to hospital on Wednesday night after her family's car was involved in a tragic crash on the Sunshine Coast that injured Ms Boorer and her husband.

She is understood to be 28 weeks pregnant.

Tammy's husband Nathan Boorer, also 28, was in a stable condition at the Royal Brisbane Hospital yesterday, after he received emergency surgery at the Nambour General Hospital.

Their children, a five-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy, avoided serious injury when they escaped the wrecked car before it was hit by a second vehicle.

The Boorer's pastor, Scott Muir from Central Church Ipswich, said the community had rallied together to support the family.

"There are a lot of people praying for them," Pr Muir said yesterday.

"We had people at both hospitals praying and most stayed overnight, and we gathered at church this morning to pray for them.

We had people at both hospitals praying and most stayed overnight, and we gathered at church this morning to pray for them.

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

People also left flowers on the doorstep of the Boorer's family home yesterday.

Pr Muir said the family was loving and friendly.

"They are a core part of our church family; a much-loved part of our little community," he said.

"They were very involved in our ministries and wanted to help people.

"I got to know them a couple of years ago when they both became members of the church."

LIVES WRECKED: The scene of the three-vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kulangoor.
LIVES WRECKED: The scene of the three-vehicle crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kulangoor. CONTRIBUTED

The Boorer's vehicle was struck by a Subaru believed to be travelling on the wrong side of the Bruce Hwy at 10.30pm Wednesday.

The family's car was then hit from behind by a truck.

The 54-year-old driver of the Subaru, who is believed to have been drinking earlier, was killed and his 50-year-old passenger was injured.

Friends of the Boorer family shared messages of hope on Facebook yesterday.

"Thoughts and prayers are with our good friends Nathan and Tammy Boorer... We know that you are fighters. We are thinking of you and your families," one friend wrote.

Thoughts and prayers are with our good friends Nathan and Tammy Boorer... We know that you are fighters.

"Shocked and saddened to hear. Praying with all my heart," a Central Church Ipswich churchgoer wrote.

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