Staff, family pause to remember Eight Mile crash victims

Lizzie and Trent read a plaque dedicated to Jaydon Adams, a victim of a traffic crash at the Eight Mile intersection near Warwick.
Lizzie and Trent read a plaque dedicated to Jaydon Adams, a victim of a traffic crash at the Eight Mile intersection near Warwick. Kevin Farmer

THE staff at Goolburri didn't just lose two staff members when Jaydon Adams and Samantha Burgess crashed at the Eight Mile intersection near Warwick. 

They also lost their family members.

Mr Adams, 20, and Ms Burgess, 26, were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with a truck on August 12.

Mr Adams' mother, Lizzie who is also the CEO of Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement, was the first to speak with police officers after the crash.

>> THE TRAGIC MOMENT TWO YOUNG LIVES WERE LOST

Initially she was only informed that two of her staff members were involved.

Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Service staff Carmen Adams, Andrew Pearce, Trent Adams, Lizzie Adams and Nathan Gaulton.
Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Service staff Carmen Adams, Andrew Pearce, Trent Adams, Lizzie Adams and Nathan Gaulton. Kevin Farmer

But her mother's intuition kicked in and she knew her son Jaydon was gone.

"I don't think any other Aboriginal Health Service has lost two of its young people at the same time," Mrs Adams said.

The staff at the Scott St centre gathered today to plant a tree in memory of both Jaydon and Samantha.

"All of the staff have been offered and have received counselling," Mrs Adams said.

"All up there are 40 staff members. And although we are a big team, we are all close.

"It is more of a family environment than a workplace."



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