Three people have died and the mother of a Brisbane Broncos player is in hospital after a horrific accident on the Gold Coast.
Three occupants of the silver Mercedes, two women and one man from the same family, died at the crash site, along with Uiatu “Joan” Tauhua, the mother of Broncos forward Pain Haas and the sole occupant of the other vehicle. was taken. He was taken to hospital with “multiple broken bones” but is in a stable condition.
Around 5pm on Friday, emergency services were called in Bonoguin Street, Bonoguin, after a silver Mercedes crashed off the road into a utility pole, trapping the driver and two passengers.
Two of the three were freed from the vehicle by police and given first aid, but sadly all three died at the scene, a Queensland Police spokesman said.
The black Mercedes Tauhua was allegedly driving caught fire and the 46-year-old Bonojin woman was freed from the vehicle by police.
Tauhua was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital, where he is being treated for multiple fractures, internal injuries and a bruised lung.
Gold Coast district chief executive Craig Hanlon said on Saturday that police tried to intercept the black Mercedes just before it crashed after noticing it was driving roughly.
No charges have been filed, but police say Taufua was seen driving “crazy” in a black Mercedes van shortly before the crash, after police turned on its lights and sirens. , claims that he slowed down when he tried to impede her.
Tauhua is said to have been driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident.
Just a few weeks ago, she was released from prison in October after spending a month in custody for assaulting two security guards at the Star Gold Coast casino.
No chase was initiated, but officers were alerted minutes later by a passing motorist to a terrifying scene unfolding a kilometer down the road.
“Local police were patrolling the highway, but their attention was on a black Mercedes driving erratically,” Chief Superintendent Hanlon claimed.
“Police provided lights and sirens and attempted to intercept this vehicle, but the vehicle’s driver and sole occupant evaded police and police made the decision not to be involved in the chase due to the driver’s actions. .
“The police vehicle then parked at the location in accordance with our policy.”
After some time, the public warned police officers in the parked vehicle that the Mercedes had collided with another vehicle about a kilometer away.
Hanlon said the crash was a “tragic, tragic” incident and a highly confrontational scene for emergency services and bystanders.
“It’s frustrating for police and all emergency services who have to continually go to these incidents that might not have happened had the drivers done the right thing,” he said. I was.
Chief Superintendent Hanlon said Mr Taufua remained in the hospital and had not yet spoken to police, and said an investigation into the circumstances of the crash was ongoing.
No charges have been filed.
He asked for information that anyone with drive recorder footage should come forward or contact Queensland Police.
Due to the police pursuit policy involved, the Ethics and Standards Command will investigate the incident and a report will be prepared for the state coroner.
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