Crash, Anderleigh
Crash, Anderleigh

2 people dead following horror crash north of Gympie

UPDATE Saturday 10am

POLICE have confirmed two people died in a serious crash at Gunalda yesterday afternoon.

A statement released early this morning confirmed the forensic crash unit was investigating the circumstances of the crash, which left a man and two teenage boys travelling in the other car with varying injuries.

“Forensic Crash Unit are investigating after two people passed away as a result of a serious traffic crash in Gunalda yesterday afternoon,” the police statement said.

“At 4pm, two cars have collided head on along Anderleigh Road in Gunalda.

“A man and a woman who were travelling in the same car, died at the scene.

“A man aged 26 and two boys aged 15 and 13 who were travelling in the second car, were treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.

“The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

“Police are appealing for anyone who may have dashcam footage or any information of the incident to come forward.”

The Queensland Ambulance Service said late yesterday that two patients were taken to Gympie Hospital, with a third patient airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following the crash.

EARLIER Friday 6pm

THE police forensic crash unit is now on the scene of a horror crash which occurred north of Gympie this afternoon, and in which two people have reportedly and tragically lost their lives.

The deaths have not been confirmed by police at this stage.

Serious crash at Gunalda.
Serious crash at Gunalda.

Multiple emergency service units have been on the scene since shortly after 4pm.

Two people were immediately listed as “critical” following what is believed to have been a head-on collision, but it is now believed they have both succumbed to their injuries.

They are reportedly an older man and woman.

The unconfirmed deaths are in addition to a third person being airlifted in a serious condition with suspected internal injuries, and another two people being transported by ambulance to hospital with less life threatening injuries.

Chopper about to take off near Gunalda after double fatality
Chopper about to take off near Gunalda after double fatality

It is believed the three people who were travelling in an SUV have survived the collision, which occurred on a lonely but bitumened stretch of Anderleigh Road, south of Gunalda just before 4pm this afternoon.

The stretch of road is described as relatively flat and straight, with a slight crescent, but no other roads intersecting nearby.

It involved a sedan and an SUV, and there are some reports that the people involved are residents of the Gympie region, though this too is yet to be officially confirmed by authorities.

EARLIER 5:10pm

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman says two of five patients involved in a serious crash at Gunalda this afternoon are in a critical condition.

The spokeswoman said two of the remaining three patients were in a serious condition, and the remaining one was stable.

The circumstances of the crash, and how many vehicles were involved, remains unclear.

More to come.

EARLIER

CRITICAL Care Paramedics are in attendance at a serious traffic crash at Gunalda this afternoon.

The Queensland Ambulance Service reported paramedics and critical care had arrived on the scene on Anderleigh Rd after reports of the crash surfaced at about 3.58pm.

It’s not yet known how many people or vehicles were involved in the crash, or the condition of any of the patients.

More information as it comes to hand.