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Three people have died and a woman has sustained injuries following a two vehicle traffic crash in Bonogin this afternoon, Friday December 30.
Initial information indicates police were conducting patrols along Bonogin Road near Calanthe Lane just prior to 5pm when they observed a black 2017 Mercedes GLS 63 wagon allegedly being driven dangerously.
Police activated their vehicle’s warning lights and attempted to intercept the vehicle, however it allegedly fled the scene.
At no time was any pursuit undertaken.
Shortly after, police were flagged down by a passing motorist who alerted them to a collision involving the vehicle and a silver 2018 Mercedes A200 hatch around a kilometre from the attempted intercept.
Police and emergency services immediately responded, with preliminary information indicating the collision forced the silver Mercedes from the roadway into a power pole which was subsequently downed.
A fire then broke out in the black Mercedes and was contained to it. The sole occupant from this vehicle, a 46-year-old Bonogin woman was entrapped and freed by police. She was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with an arm injury.
The three occupants of the silver Mercedes, two women and a man, were entrapped and police managed to free two of them, rendering first aid ahead of the emergency response.
Despite the best efforts of police, paramedics and the passing motorists who provided initial assistance, the trio died at the scene.
The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate the circumstances of the collision and appeal for witnesses, especially those with dashcam vision or CCTV of the crash, or the moments leading up to it to come forward.
The State Coroner has been advised. The Ethical Standards Command is investigating the incident.