Fatal Accident Fraser Island
An international tourist has been killed and another seriously injured in a four-wheel-drive rollover on Fraser Island off south-east Queensland on Sunday morning, police say.
Police said it was believed the four-wheel-drive with four international tourists on board was travelling along 75 Mile Beach at low tide when it lost control and rolled, about 1.5 kilometres north of Eli Creek about 7:00am.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the back of the vehicle suffered significant injuries and has been airlifted from the island for further medical treatment.
Two rescue helicopters landed on the beach close to the accident scene.
A statement from RACQ LifeFlight Rescue said a man, aged is his 20s, was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with multiple injuries.
Two other male patients were taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.
Police said officers from the Forensic Crash Unit were investigating.
The safety of our clients is paramount. We have tracking device(s) fitted to our vehicles to ensure your safety.
We have the following rules in place for your safety.
- Only travel within 3 hours either side of low tide on beaches.
- No speeding on beaches (max speed 60 km’s).
- 30Km’s per hour inland tracks.
- No driving after dark.
- No excessive braking or misuse of the vehicle.
- Keep vehicle out of salt water at all times.
- No driving above Indian Heads (Unless discussed in advance).
- No towing allowed (trailers, boats caravans etc).
- No driving allowed to Light House on Fraser Island (You are not allowed past Indian Heads. No driving past or close to Nnkala rocks etc).
- No driving on beach around Rainbow Beach. Please use the Fresh water route for this (This crossing is really treacherous, not called the car wash for nothing)
Please keep to these rules especially the 60 km’s max speed allowed on beaches. You have a much better chance of avoiding cave ins obstacles and other issues on beaches if you are traveling at a lower speed.