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Rider dies in Warrego Highway crash

A 47-year-old male rider has died in a collision with a car at the notoriously dangerous Minden turnoff on the Warrego Highway, Queensland, last night (27 February 2020).

Queensland Police say the rider was heading west on the highway about 7.20pm and turned into Lowood-Minden Road.

His bike collided with a car travelling east heading from Hattonvale.Crash

Police say the rider was “pronounced deceased at the scene”.

The driver of the car, a 36-year-old Minden woman and a 12-year-old boy were transported to hospital with minor injuries.

An 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Our sincere condolences to the rider’s family and friends and our best wishes to the injured for a swift and full recovery.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP2000413301 

Notorious Warrego intersection

The Warrego Highway intersection is notorious for accidents.

We’ve witnessed two crashes at the site over the years.

In recent year’s it’s been upgraded, but it probably now needs a flyover to cope with increased traffic from nearby urban developments.

Tragic week

It’s been a tragic week since Sunday with six deaths and an injury in the three eastern states.

  1. I commute on my motorcycle through this intersection daily, and the only ‘notoriously dangerous’ thing there after the intersection upgrade is motorist impatience! People simply don’t seem to be able to wait the few extra seconds required for traffic to generate a safe gap for crossing the highway, and I often see vehicles of all types cross in front in oncoming traffic. Unfortunately this seems to occur at all the highway intersections, Walloon, Marburg, etc.

    Yes, our highways do need to have crossroads abolished and flyovers put in instead, but until that happens drivers and riders alike need to remember that waiting a few seconds longer at any intersection is better than the tragic potential outcome of impatience

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