TRAGIC: Fatal crash at Coolabunia

A man has tragically died after a single-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon at Coolabunia. Picture: FILE

by Jessica McGrath

A man has tragically died from his injuries as a result of a single-vehicle crash in the South Burnett at Coolabunia.

Queensland Police Service were initially alerted when a motorist was travelling south on Coolabunia Road at 5.30pm and came across the crash yesterday afternoon, 13 May.

Preliminary police investigations reveal that the man, a 36-year-old Booie man, was travelling north along Coolabunia Road in a 2007 silver Hyundai Elantra, which left the road and collided with a tree. He died at the scene from his injuries.

South Burnett Forensic Crash Investigators will prepare a report for the coroner and are appealing for witnesses, especially those with dashcam footage capturing the moments leading up to and including the crash to come forward.


This fatal crash comes as police remind drivers to take extra precautions during this wet weather.

The Darling Downs District Crime Prevention Unit advise that prior to driving in wet weather, ensure your vehicle lights and windscreen wipers are working and your tyres have at least 1.5mm tread depth.

Safety tips for driving in wet weather:

• Drive with your headlights on for better visibility

• Drive to the conditions to avoid aquaplaning and skidding

• Keep your windscreen clear of condensation

• Maintain a safe distance between you and the driver in front

• Avoid braking suddenly or accelerating or turning quickly this will reduce your chances of skidding

• Slow down when approaching emergency service and traffic control vehicles when their warning lights are activated.

Police remind motorists to remember that if the road is flooded, Back It Up.

“Don’t get carried away with the reasons or pressures to attempt to drive through floodwater,” they said.

“There is no reason good enough to drive through floodwater.

“The bravest and smartest thing you can do is Back It Up. Safe Driving!”