Five killed on last day of Qld school holidays
FIVE people have died and another man is fighting for his life in four separate crashes during a horror 12 hours on Queensland's roads.
The fatalities on the final day of the school holidays yesterday almost doubled the Queensland road death toll for July, which now stands at 11 fatalities.
A woman, aged in her 50s, died after a single vehicle crash into a tree on the Gold Coast just before 8pm Sunday.
Police said initial information indicated the car left the road on The Panorama near Valhalla Ct at Tallai.
Paramedics were called but it is understood the woman died at the scene.
A man who was also in the car at the time was taken to hospital where he remained in a critical condition overnight.
The Panorama was closed for several hours as police conducted their investigation.
Emergency services received a report of a car on fire on the side of Mount Everdale Rd, Wallumbilla North about 4.20pm.
After the fire was extinguished two people were located deceased inside.
Police said initial information indicated the car left the road and struck a tree before the fire started.
No further information is known about the victims at this time.
A passing motorist discovered the car on Gold Park Road, Pittsworth and notified emergency services at about 9am.
A few hours earlier a cyclist died after colliding with a vehicle north west of Brisbane.
The man, aged in his forties, was cycling near Forestry Rd and Mount Nebo Rd, Mount Nebo when the collision occurred at about 7.30am.
He was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of his injuries.
Earlier this month on July 4 a male died after the utility he was driving on Esk-Hampton Rd left the road and crashed at Redbank Creek just before 1pm.
The same day a driver died after sustaining critical head injuries in a single vehicle crash into a stationary trailer on Platinum St, Crestmead at about 6am.
The day before on July 3 an 18-month-old boy was tragically run over by a vehicle on a driveway on Aramac St, Brassall.
Two men died in a single vehicle crash on Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba at about 6am on Sunday July 2.
A 39-year-old Cooroibah man died after the car he was driving left the Sunshine Motorway and hit a tree at about 4.50am on July 1.