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4X4 Hire Vehicle Accident: Fraser Island

THE female driver of a 4WD that rolled on Fraser Island, killing a passenger, had been trying to overtake another car, police believe. Jade Fox, a 22-year-old female British backpacker, was killed when the Land cruiser flipped on a straight section of a gravel road that had a 50km/hr speed limit. It’s believed she was […]

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Another Fraser Island Vehicle Casualty

Another unlucky driver has had their automobile added to the Fraser Island seascape after rising water engulfed the van in Coongul Creek. The vehicle, which has been described as the latest “eyesore” by passers-by, can be seen in plain view from Platypus Bay. Andrew Mikitis of Fraser Island Vehicle Recovery and Towing says that the […]

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Lightning strike killes man on Fraser Island: Ipskip Point

Lightning Strike Fraser Island   A 43-year-old man was hit and killed by the strike while fishing on the beach with his 11-year-old son on Friday night at Inskip Point. Witness Diane Maxwell says the lightning strike sounded like a bomb exploding. There’d been one crack, sort of off in the distance, which had obviously […]

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4Wd Hire Fraser: Accidents

4Wd Hire Fraser Island: Did you know ? An overseas tourist was behind the wheel in almost half the serious four-wheel-drive accidents on Fraser Island beaches between 2003 and 2013, statistics provided to brisbanetimes reveal. Queensland Transport is part-way through a review of driver behavior on Fraser Island beaches after three overseas tourist deaths this […]

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