Mystery surrounds circumstances of fatal Buddina crash
AMID confusion about the circumstances of a fatal crash at Buddina on Friday night, police say there is "no evidence" the two utilities involved were racing.
"The occupants of both vehicles are all known to each other, however at this time there is no evidence that they were racing at the time of the crash," Acting Sergeant Tony Noble, of the Forensic Crash Unit, said.
The crash claimed the life of Mountain Creek man Bailey Sibraa, and left his mate Josh 'Joshie' Harrison, of Sippy Downs, fighting for life at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Two utes collided on Pacific Blvd about 7.20pm on Friday before one lost control, hitting a tree.
All three men in the vehicle were aged 19.
"The drivers have not been charged at this time as the investigation into all of the contributing factors is still ongoing," Sgt Noble said.
The branches that crumpled the roof of one of the utes were broken and damaged, but residents who spoke to the Daily struggled to understand how a crash as serious as the one that claimed Bailey Sibraa's life could have taken place there.
The site is less than a couple of hundred metres from the Point Cartwright lookout and carpark, from which the vehicle carrying Bailey, Josh and the driver is thought to have departed before the crash.
The men had been gathered with a larger group of friends at Point Cartwright, where they often met and socialised, the Daily understands from interviews with witnesses and family members of the victims.
Police have not ruled out drugs and alcohol playing a role in the crash.
Sgt Noble said the police investigation into the matter was continuing and "I cannot speculate on drugs and alcohol being factors in the matter".
"We need to wait for test results."
Sgt Noble said the "overwhelming majority of serious crashes fall into one (or more) of the Fatal 5 categories".
These are: distraction and inattention, drink driving, drug driving, fatigue and speeding.
"All we can ask is that all people on and near roads follow the road rules, drive to conditions, always be aware of their surroundings, apply some common sense and be patient."
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