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Day of death puts Queensland's road toll 11 ahead of 2014

QUEENSLAND'S road toll is now 11 ahead of where it was this time last year, after five people were killed in traffic crashes throughout the state on Monday.

Fairfax reports the toll now stands at 221 deaths, 11 ahead of where it stood on December 1, 2014.

First a body was found north west of Toowoomba -- the 43-year-old man was thought to have been struck by a car.

Out west, on the Barwon Highway west of Goondiwindi, a 47-year-old man died in a car accident about 9am

At 10.20am, two people were killed and the Pacific Motorway south of Brisbane thrown into chaos after a truck allegedly smashed into the back of a car near Eight Mile Plains.
 

Later in the day, a man in his 40s was killed after his truck rolled over into a tree in Eagle Farm on Brisbane's north at 3.41pm.

Paramedics could not revive the man, who was trapped inside the truck.

In November Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Matt Lynch urged drivers to take more care.

"With people rushing around to get to get things down by the end of the year, nothing's worth dying for," he said.

"If you're running late for work, you're running late for work. Just pull over on the side of the road and call your boss instead of doing stupid things on the road to make it to work or the shops."

The horror day on the roads comes only days after a 69-year-old was killed and 10 injured after a ute crossed a gully and smashed into oncoming traffic on the Bruce Highway near Bells Creek.

 

Topics:  crash fatalities traffic


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