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Fatality Free Friday In Toowoomba

Today, Friday 30th May is Fatality Free Friday. This is a national campaign that has been running for a few years with the aim to have no fatalities on Australian roads for one day. Last year only 3 states managed a Fatality Free Day and Queensland wasn’t one of them.

At 11am today, the Toowoomba Regional Council, Qld Ambulance Service, Qld Fire & Rescue, Dept Main Roads & Transport, Qld Police and a number of Service agencies intend to raise awareness of road safety with a lunchtime event in the Village Green, next to Council Chambers on Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.

There will be a free sausage sizzle and various displays from road safety groups and emergency service vehicles to view and personnel to chat with. It will be formally opened by the Mayor at 12.00, and run till about 2pm.

It’s a prime opportunity for all of us to reacquaint ourselves with the ‘Fatal 5’ (top five causes of road fatalities in this country)

  • Speed
  • Drink/drug driving
  • Fatigue
  • Inattention/distraction
  • Not wearing seatbelts

For more information on the Fatality Free Friday national campaign go to: http://www.fatalityfreefriday.com/

Come and join us for a sausage and a chat and help us. We can’t fix the whole of the state but we can do our bit in our Region to keep people safe on our roads.

Tony Rehn
Crime Prevention Officer
Darling Downs District
Queensland Police Service
Ph 07 4631 6755 Fax 07 4615 3200

Footnote:

Unfortunately the Darling Downs Fatality Free Friday has been marred by the death of a motorist at Felton South.

Police report that around 4pm a B Double and a utility collided at the intersection of Toowoomba-Karara Road and Clifton-Pittsworth Road. The deceased was the driver of the utility which overturned on impact and burst into flames. The truck driver was transported by QAS to Toowoomba Hospital for treatment.

Traffic was diverted via Nobby while the Forensic Crash Unit was conducting their investigation. Anyone with information which could assist in this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers .com.au 24 hours a day.

 

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