TRAGIC: Tuesday's crash the claimed the life of 58-year-old Mount Perry man.
TRAGIC: Tuesday's crash the claimed the life of 58-year-old Mount Perry man. Jodie DixonBIT300816CAR01

Crash victim seventh person to die on Bundy roads in 2016

SIX fatal crashes involving seven deaths have happened on Bundaberg regions roads this year.

Those are the updated figures from police following a crash on Bania Rd which claimed the life of a 58-year-old Mount Perry man on Tuesday afternoon.

Inspector Pat Swindells said the devastating crash happened just a few days after Road Safety Week ended.

"It is another death on our roads and it is very disappointing," he said.

Insp Swindells said the man, from Mount Perry, died after his car collided head on with a North Burnett Regional Council rubbish truck about 3.30pm.

"We are unable to actually determine the cause of the traffic crash at this time and will have to wait for the outcome of the post-mortem results," he said.

"Our forensic crash unit and Gin Gin police are continuing investigations."

"The driver and passenger of the truck were uninjured and have been offered support services from North Burnett Regional Council."

North Burnett Mayor Rachel Chambers said news of the crash was met with sadness across the whole community.

"On behalf of council I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased," she said.

"Council is providing support to those employees involved and would also like to encourage members of the public who feel they would benefit from access to support or assistance, to call Lifeline Helpline on 13 11 14 available 24 hours."

Insp Swindells said police were continuing investigations.

"It is a 100kmh zone. It is a rural road," he said.

"We are exploring all avenues in the investigation including fatigue and speed."

Senior constable Danielle Loftus said the fatality was a sad reminder that one death is one too many.

"As a result it becomes a personal trauma to family, friends, those who may be injured during the traffic crash and community members," she said.

"Whenever you get into a vehicle either as a driver or passenger, please pay attention to the fatal five and drive safely, your life may depend on it."


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