Two injured in Gatton-Esk Road crash

A BIKER suffered suspected spinal injuries in a crash north of Ipswich on a weekend that saw Queensland's road death toll reach 137.

Ipswich police sergeant Greg Smith said the motorcycle collided with a car while travelling on Gatton-Esk Road at the intersection of Dunlop Road, in Cedar Grove on Saturday.

The motorcyclist then spun out of control and collided with a second car.

The biker, a 47-year-old man from Woodford, lost his helmet in the crash and suffered head injuries.

He was first transported to Esk Hospital and then airlifted by Careflight to the Royal Brisbane Hospital for treatment of spinal injuries.

A 56-year-old Esk man was also taken to Esk Hospital with minor injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The crash came after frustrated Queensland police appealed to drivers to take care as the number of deaths hit 137 - 28 more than the same time last year.

Four people, including five-year-old twin girls and their grandmother, died on the Sunshine Coast on Friday night.

Queensland Police acting assistant commissioner Katrina Carroll said police were having difficulty understanding why the road safety message was not getting through.

“We need the community - family, friends, partners - to talk about this and keep it in the forefront of their minds,” she said.

“What has happened in the past few weeks has been absolutely tragic and it can't continue.”

Ms Carroll said 15 people had died on Queensland roads already this month, including three teenage boys involved in a crash in Toowoomba on May 2 when their overloaded sedan crashed into an oncoming car.



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