Waterford-Tamborine Road crash leads to double fatality

UPDATED AUG 14 9.30AM: A TRAFFIC accident at Buccan on Sunday, August 13, claimed two lives and left another occupant needing to be cut from the wreckage of their car.

COLLISION: Waterford-Tamborine Road crash on Sunday, August 13, resulted in a double fatality.

COLLISION: Waterford-Tamborine Road crash on Sunday, August 13, resulted in a double fatality.

Emergency services were called to Waterford-Tamborine Road at Buccan just after 10.30am, to the scene of the crash which involved a car and a four-wheel drive. 

According to police, the incident occurred near the intersection of Coplick Crescent and Waterford-Tamborine Road.

A Toyota sedan travelling south crossed onto the wrong side of the road and hit a Holden Jackaroo four-wheel-drive head-on. The four-wheel-drive flipped on impact and was then hit by a Toyota Rave 4 SUV. 

The man and woman from the sedan, both aged 81 from Stapylton, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The sole male occupant of the four-wheel-drive was cut from the wreckage and taken to Logan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Four people from the SUV, including two children, also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.

The road was closed beyond 3.30pm as the Forensic Crash Unit conducted their investigations, with northbound diversions along Stegemann Road and southbound traffic being directed onto Dairy Creek Road.

Australian Traffic Network reporter Olympia Kwitowski said there were significant delays in both directions along Waterford-Tamborine Road as a result, but these cleared by 1pm.

At the height of the delays, Ms Kwitowski said southbound traffic stretched back almost four kilometres to Easterly Street, while northbound congestion was back five kilometres to Quinzeh Creek Road.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and appealing for any witnesses to the incident or drivers with dash cam footage to contact them on 38095276 or Policelink.

- with Brisbane Times