Horror revelation: The male driver was planning to propose to his partner before a road accident ended his life with all his belongings packed in the car
- A woman died in a single car accident
- His partner suffered minor injuries.
- He was planning to propose to her.
Heartbreaking details about a gruesome car accident revealed that the couple involved would soon become engaged before the accident ended one of their lives.
A woman, 29, was in the middle of a move from Mackay to Brisbane with her partner, 28, when their white Mitsubishi van overturned in St. Lawrence just after 7am on July 3.
The male driver and female passenger had left a straight section of the Bruce Highway before veering off the road about 2 km south of Waverly Creek.
During the accident, the woman was partially ejected from the carriage and died at the scene while her partner was airlifted to hospital for his injuries.
It has since been revealed that the male driver was planning to propose to his partner before the fatal accident.
Heartbreaking details about a gruesome car accident have revealed that the couple involved would soon get engaged before the accident ended one of their lives.
The Bruce Highway was closed for several hours as police and emergency services worked to assess the situation.
RACQ CapRescue took the man to Rockhampton Hospital for treatment after having removed him from the crash site so that the rescue helicopter could reach him.
He has since been released from the hospital.
The couple had arrived from Hungary some time before deciding to move to the city and their car was full of personal belongings when it overturned.
After tipping over, the wagon had returned to its upright position and came to rest on its rear wheels until emergency workers arrived.
Weather conditions prior to the accident were slightly wet, with intermittent showers prior to the accident, but whether this contributed to the incident is unknown.
Police have called any witnesses, or anyone who may have dash cam footage from the day, to help with their ongoing investigation.
The couple had come from Hungary some time ago before deciding to move to Brisbane from Mackay. His car was full of personal belongings when he overturned.
Two more fatal accidents occurred in the Mackay and Whitsunday regions in the 10 days after the wagon rolled into St Lawrence.
Police have been tackling the issue, asking drivers to consider road safety and increased policing in the area.
The road toll in Mackay Borough for 2023 now stands at eight deaths, which is close to the 10 who lost their lives in all of 2020.
Road fatalities have skyrocketed in Mackay since the turn of the decade, with five fatalities in a single week of May 2022.
‘We have pushed the fatal five [message] again and again, and what we are seeing most recently and sadly throughout the month of May is people choosing to ignore messages coming from Queensland Police and our partner emergency services,’ Mackay Acting Inspector Jeremy novosel he told the Courier Mail at the time.
“It is devastating for everyone involved. It is devastating for families. It’s devastating for the police, who have to show up to deliver probably one of the most difficult messages we have to deal with in our work.’