The crash scene at Peak Crossing.
The crash scene at Peak Crossing. Photo: 7 News Queensland

Peak Crossing crash killed children aged four and six

UPDATE: Police are investigating after two children lost their lives in a single vehicle crash at Peak Crossing yesterday afternoon.

About 2.42pm Monday afternoon it is believed a vehicle left Middle Rd near Morrows Rd and struck nearby trees.

Now, nothing remains of the site of the accident, no flowers, nor debris.

The ages of the two children killed at Peak Crossing have been revealed.
The ages of the two children killed at Peak Crossing have been revealed.

The female driver of the vehicle and a child were taken to hospital in a serious condition, two other children died at the scene.

It is understood the female driver is in her 20s and the child taken to hospital is eight. The dead children are aged four and six.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing with officers appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or has dash cam vision, to contact them. 

Ethical Standards Command is investigating the involvement of police at a nearby static traffic enforcement site near the scene of the incident on behalf of the State Coroner with oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.

The QT understands the woman was a learner driver.

That investigation will include reviewing body worn camera and dash cam footage and the forensic crash examination of the scene.



EARLIER: Two children have died following a serious crash at Ipswich this afternoon.

The Queensland Ambulance Service was called to Peak Crossing at Ipswich about 2.45pm today following reports of a serious single vehicle crash.

Queensland Police have confirmed two fatalities.

A woman in her 30s also suffered critical injuries and is expected to be taken to hospital by an emergency helicopter.

Another child also suffered critical injuries and was taken to the Queensland Children's Hospital under lights and sirens.

The road has been closed while police and emergency crews remain on scene.

It comes after severe thunderstorms swept through Brisbane this afternoon, causing chaos on roads around the city.

Earlier this afternoon, emergency services were at the scene of a massive pile-up in Brisbane's west, with an accident involving a bus and twenty cars.


Four hurt in single vehicle crash south of Ipswich

EARLIER: A rescue helicopter has been called to the scene of a serious single vehicle crash at Peak Crossing this afternoon.

The accident was reported on Middle Rd about 2.45pm.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman says a woman aged in her 30s is in a critical condition with neck injuries while two children are also critical. A third child has been taken to Queensland Children's Hospital in a stable condition, also with neck injuries.

Critical care paramedics are also on scene.