Passenger dies after collision

A 70-YEAR-OLD was killed yesterday after the car she was a passenger in and another car collided at Redbank Plains.

The woman was in the back seat of a blue Suzuki that collided with a black Ford Falcon at the intersection of Redbank Plains and School roads about 1.30pm.

The intersection was notorious for crashes before Ipswich City Council started a $9.5 million upgrade project in 2007.

While first crews at the crash scene yesterday reported the woman and another injured passenger were conscious and breathing, urgency increased with reports the woman was in great pain.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) officers worked with Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics to cut the woman from the car, with QFRS crews from Bundamba using the jaws of life to cut the back door off.

As soon as the woman was removed from the car, frantic efforts started to perform CPR.

While some police directed traffic around the crash site, others joined in the tight emergency services unit in the blazing sun.

Each branch of the emergency services took turns at applying chest compressions.

Anyone not directly involved held a sheet or a piece of plastic over the group to provide some sort of shade.

The woman was loaded into an ambulance three quarters of an hour after the crash and she was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Police said she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The police Forensic Crash Unit started investigating the crash straight away.



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