It was last Wednesday, when Blackall Police attended a remote location approximately 60 kilometres from the Blackall township – It was the scene of an horrific accident that has left Police wondering how anyone survived.
A dual cab four-wheel drive vehicle had been involved in a rollover style accident, with the four occupants all requiring treatment from the Queensland Ambulance Service and were transported to the Blackall Hospital.
This time there were no life-threatening injuries were sustained.
And it and like events have local Police across the South and Central West determined to ensure that this years’ Easter period will not see stupidity behind the wheel claiming lives.
Police say that in the West, we have to deal with the usual fatal five- but we have our own concerns.
Unsealed roads quite often can encourage motor vehicles to respond differently, uneven terrain long distances coupled to livestock and generally harsher weather conditions all mean diligence for a western driver is heightened.
Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating says extra officers would target the Fatal Five over Easter and the school holiday period with a high visibility presence on all key highways and roads.
“There will be an increased police presence on the regions’ major road networks over the next three weeks, with officers maintaining high visibility to discourage the contributing factors of road trauma.”
“We’re hoping to replicate the 2016 positive result again this Easter and would encourage everyone to remain vigilant and make wise decisions on our roads.”
The current road toll for 2017 stands at 54 compared to 55 last year.