Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

One Dead in Head-On; Another Coast Man Fights for Life after Fatal Road Accident

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

One Dead in Head-On; Another Coast Man Fights for Life after Fatal Road Accident

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Byline: NIKKII JOYCE and SHAREE ECHLIN

ANOTHER Sunshine Coast man was fighting for his life after a head-on smash yesterday morning on the D'Aguilar Highway, south of the Sunshine Coast.

The accident, which happened about 5.30am west of Kilcoy, also took the life of a 35-year-old Ipswich man.

A 40-year-old Ninderry man was in a serious condition in Caboolture Hospital after the two-vehicle crash, about five minutes west of the Somerset Dam turnoff.

The Ipswich driver, who had to be cut from his vehicle by emergency services, was flown by helicopter to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

It is believed he died about noon yesterday.

The victims were the only occupants of the cars.

The man had suspected chest injuries, an ambulance spokeswoman said.

Initial investigations indicated the sedan, driven by the Ipswich man, crossed to the other side of the road and into the path of the utility, police said.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours. …

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