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Boy, 7, is killed in a devastating crash as his father, 31, and another man fight for their lives

Boy, 7, is killed in a devastating crash involving two trucks as his father, 31, and another man fight for their lives

  • A seven-year-old boy has been killed in a horror collision involving two trucks 
  • He was declared dead at the scene and the two drivers were taken to hospital 
  • A 31-year-old man believed to be boy’s father said to be in a serious condition 
  • One of the trucks burst into flames and was destroyed following the horror crash

A seven-year-old boy has been killed and two men left fighting for their lives following a crash involving two trucks on Thursday afternoon.

The boy, who was a passenger in one of the trucks, was declared dead at the scene of the crash on the Gore Highway near Toowoomba and the two male drivers were taken to hospital.

Police said both vehicles had been travelling south and the crash happened when one of the the trucks attempted to turn off the highway onto Gilgai Lane at Pampas.

A seven-year-old boy has been killed in a head-on collision involving two trucks on Thursday afternoon (one of the trucks pictured destroyed at side of road after bursting into flames)

A man, 31, who is believed to be the boy’s father, was taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious but stable condition following the crash at about 5.10pm on Thursday afternoon.

He had leg and chest injuries, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman told Daily Mail Australia.

Another man, 62, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital with critical injuries to his head while the Gore Highway near Gilgai Lane was closed to all traffic overnight.

One of the trucks had burst into flames and been destroyed, with footage taken at the scene showing its wreckage smoldering by the side of the road.

The road reopened on Friday morning, The Courier-Mail reported.  

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and police are appealing to any members of the public who witnessed the incident or who have relevant dash-cam footage to contact police.

Another man, 62, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition while the Gore Highway near Gilgai Lane was closed to all traffic overnight (scene pictured)

Another man, 62, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition while the Gore Highway near Gilgai Lane was closed to all traffic overnight (scene pictured)

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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