One killed and four injured in car crash that ‘sounded like a bomb’

One killed and four injured in horror crash involving two trucks and four cars that ‘sounded like a bomb going off’

  • The horrific collision involved two trucks and two cars in Brisbane’s Bald Hills   
  • Commuters on the road described the noise from the impact as a ‘bomb’
  • The forensic crash unit is investigating the death of the 62-year-old truck driver 

By Manoli Luxford For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:11, 8 September 2021 | Updated: 06:37, 8 September 2021

A horrific multi-vehicle crash has killed one person and injured four others in what commuters said sounded like a bomb.

The serious collision involved two trucks and two cars at the intersection of Gympie Arterial Road and Linkfield Road in Brisbane‘s northern suburb of Bald Hills. 

Initial investigations found a semi-trailer and a flatbed truck collided before hitting two cars waiting to turn onto Linkfield Road about 7.14am on Tuesday.

Paramedics, including critical care and high acuity response unit, attended the scene and assessed five patients.

One person has been killed and four others injured in a horrific multi-vehicle collision in Brisbane’s Bald Hills on Tuesday morning

The driver of the semi-trailer, a 62-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Four other people were rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in stable conditions.

They included a man in his 20s with minor injuries, a woman in her 40s with minor injuries, a man with chest pain, and another man with a minor head injury.

Motorists on the road at the time of the incident were shocked and described the terrifying noise that came from the impact of the collision.

‘It literally happened 10 seconds after I exited onto the Linkfield off ramp. I thought it was a bomb,’ one wrote online. 

One killed and four injured in car crash that 'sounded like a bomb'

A 62-year-old man died at the scene and four others were transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in stable conditions

One killed and four injured in car crash that 'sounded like a bomb'

Commuters described the sound from the impact of the collision as a ‘bomb’

‘I was four cars in front. The impact made me jump in my seat from the noise,’ another commuter added. 

A third wrote: ‘Absolutely horrific driving past.

Took me almost 45 minutes to get past it.’

The forensic crash unit is investigating and asked anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage to contact police.

Police said lane closures were likely for several hours and urged motorists to avoid the area.