Ambulance Accident Rockhampton – Police are yet to decide if charges will be laid over an accident that killed an attendant and an old patient in focal Queensland the previous evening.
The 65-year-old male medical attendant and an 87-year-old male patient were killed when a truck collided with an emergency vehicle in focal Queensland in what police say was a “heartbreaking, unfortunate episode”.
The rescue vehicle was left at an impermanent traffic signal for roadworks on the Capricornia Highway at Stanwell, west of Rockhampton when it was hit.
Police have held onto the vehicles in question and are directing mechanical checks to decide precisely what caused the accident.
“We need to get this right. We owe it to individuals,” Acting Superintendent Mark Burgess said.
“Two individuals have sadly lost their lives, so true when we’re discussing periods, it’ll take as long as it takes for us to explain the conditions.
“The conditions are mind-boggling; there’s a ton of things to work through… there’s far among now and in any event, thinking about charges.”
Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater from Rockhampton Police affirmed the medical caretaker was helping the older patient, who was being moved to Rockhampton when the accident happened yesterday evening.
“We had a few vehicles halted at impermanent traffic signals — the back vehicle was a rescue vehicle,” Senior Sergeant Findlater said.
“A truck has come around the bend and for reasons that still can’t seem not settled, has neglected to dial back, and has hit the rescue vehicle at speed.
“It is an appalling, heartbreaking episode.”
The 41-year-old transporter was taken to Rockhampton Hospital.