This is really sad news. 4 women from South Korea who have only been in the country for a few weeks have tragically died in a car crash with a semi trailer on the New England highway in Queensland. They were in Australia as backpackers and working and living on a local farm. All the 4 women were in their 20s.
3 paramedic crews and a helicopter were called to the scene at The Summit, between Warwick and Stanthorpe, at 5:30pm on Wednesday. According to investigators, the driver was attempting to enter the highway heading south and collided with the semi-trailer. They were then dragged 150m along the highway and all 4 women died at the scene. This is what Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon told the news about what happened (via ABC News):
“It would appear at this stage that they have sadly failed to give way,”
“They were hit side on and tragically lost their lives at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics to save the life of at least one person.”
The truck driver was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries, but it was said he was still in shock. The South Korean Embassy will be contacted to let the families of the deceased know what has happened. This is all sad all round.
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