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AustraliaMore lives lost on Queensland roads after worst week for traffic deaths

21:00  02 june  2019
21:00  02 june  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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It was already the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads – and now three more But reducing road deaths in the long term means redesigning roads to restrict motor traffic – and Police are urging caution from motorists after 12 lives were lost on Queensland roads this week .

Three are dead after a Holden Commodore veered on to the wrong side of the road and hit oncoming traffic in Bundaberg. "Please slow down, please don’t take a risk if you take a risk you may take a life . (Nine). The accident marks the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads .

It was already the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads – and now three more lives have been lost.

More lives lost on Queensland roads after worst week for traffic deaths© Nine The horror started on Monday night, when mother Charmaine Harris McLeod and her four children died in a head-on crash with a truck.

Fifteen people have been killed in a matter of days, the latest - two women and a man in a high-speed smash near Bundaberg.

The driver of dark blue Commodore veered onto the wrong side of the road, at 100 kilometres an hour. Police don’t know why.

Two people travelling the other way stood no chance, and all three, aged in their 60s, were killed.

A third car was caught in the chaos, and two other people were taken to hospital. Lee Chamberlain from the Forensic Crash Unit, said: “It's just another tragic loss of life really.”

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It was already the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads – and now three more lives have been lost . The comments come after Australia's Chief Medical Officer Dr Brendan Murphy last week flagged potential sanctions against the most "extreme" high-billing specialists.

It was already the worst week of the year for deaths on Queensland roads – and now three more lives have been lost . Fifteen people have been killed in a matter of days, the latest - two women and a man in a high-speed smash near Bundaberg. The driver of dark blue Commodore veered onto the

The horror started on Monday night, when mother Charmaine Harris McLeod and her four children died in a head-on crash with a truck. Their deaths are being investigated as a possible murder suicide.

Following that, there have been ten other victims all ranging in age from one to 86.

Michael Prickett from Queensland Police said: “It's a travesty. Obviously it's a very difficult situation for all emergency services workers to deal with. We just want people to pay attention and slow down.”

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