June 9, 2024

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A major crash in Brisbane’s Forest Lake suburb has resulted in serious injuries for five people, with authorities investigating speed as a potential factor in the collision.

Forest Lake Crash Overview
The incident occurred on Saturday night around 10pm on Forest Lake Boulevard. A southbound Mercedes-Benz collided with a Toyota Landcruiser at the intersection of Renoir Crescent.

Emergency Response and Injuries
Emergency services rushed to the scene, dispatching five ambulances, two critical care paramedics, and an ambulance medical officer to assist the injured. Queensland Ambulance Service medical director Steve Rashford described the collision as a “very high impact” crash, resulting in five patients with various life-threatening injuries, including internal bleeding and multiple fractures.

Forest Lake Crash Investigation
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision. While the exact cause is yet to be determined, police are focusing on speed as a possible contributing factor.

Victims of the Forest Lake Crash
The 28-year-old male driver of the Mercedes-Benz and his three passengers, two 22-year-old males and a 20-year-old female, were all transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The 52-year-old female driver of the Landcruiser was also hospitalized and remains in serious condition.

The Forest Lake crash highlights the devastating impact of high-speed collisions and serves as a reminder of the importance of safe driving practices. As the investigation continues, our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.