A two vehicle crash at the intersection of Lake Clarendon Way and Forest Hill-Fernvale Rd at Glenore Grove at 8am this morning has claimed the life of a 63-year-old woman.
A two vehicle crash at the intersection of Lake Clarendon Way and Forest Hill-Fernvale Rd at Glenore Grove at 8am this morning has claimed the life of a 63-year-old woman. Lachlan McIvor

Grandmother dead, grandchildren injured in horror crash

UPDATE 3PM: A GRANDMOTHER on an early morning school run has died in a horrific two-car crash in the Lockyer Valley.

The woman, 63, was driving a silver Ford Falcon taking her two granddaughters, aged 11 and 13, to school, when she collided with an oncoming Ford Focus, about 8am.

She died at the scene.

Her husband, who was a front-seat passenger, was cut from the overturned vehicle at the intersection of Lake Clarendon Way and Forest Hill-Fernvale Rd in Glenore Grove.

He was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital with severe head injuries is in a stable condition.

The two girls who were in the back seat of the car were taken by road ambulance to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

The 82-year-old female driver of the Ford Focus was airlifted from the scene to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a severe but stable condition.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses first at the scene, including two women who were first on the scene and who phoned emergency services.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the horror smash which closed the road for about two hours and diverted traffic around the scene.

Laidley Police Acting Senior Sergeant Dan Curtin said those investigations would probe the Fatal Five, including driver inattention.

"All traffic incidents are tragic incidents, and are a great cost to the community," he said.

"Everyone has a responsibility to drive safely, drive to the conditions, pay attention and be mindful of the Fatal Five.

"We've had a number of severe traffic incidents in the Lockyer Valley recently." 

 

UPDATE 1PM: A woman has died after a two-vehicle crash at a Glenore Grove intersection this morning.

Laidley police acting officer-in-charge Acting Senior Sergeant Dan Curtin said preliminary investigations indicated that a silver Ford Falcon was travelling south on Forest Hill-Fernvale Rd when it collided with a red Ford Focus sedan heading east on Lake Clarendon Way.

The 63-year-old woman driving the Falcon has died, while the 65-year-old man in the front passenger seat was airlifted to Toowoomba Base Hospital with severe injuries but in a stable condition.

Two children, aged 11 and 13, who were in the Falcon were transported by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital with non-life threatening injures.

The 82-year-old driver of the Ford Focus was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with severe injuries but was reported to be in a stable condition.

Police from the Forensic Crash Unit are investigating the cause of the incident.

EARLIER: Emergency services are working to free multiple people trapped in a serious two-vehicle traffic crash at Glenore Grove, near Plainland.

The crash happened on Forest Hill Rd and Lake Clarendon Way just after 8am.

Three Queensland Fire and Emergency Service crews also attended the scene and used cutting gear to help release people from the wreckage.

At least two people have been freed and another is still trapped.

Initial information suggests at least one vehicle has rolled.



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