Man charged over CBD fatal crash to face court today
UPDATE: The 27-year-old man charged with causing the death of a 41-year-old man in a serious crash will face Toowoomba Magistrates Court today.
He has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm as well as one count of dangerous driving causing death whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and leaving the scene without obtaining help.
A police spokesman said the intoxicating substance was alcohol.
THURSDAY 1.40PM: Police have charged a 27-year-old man with causing the death of a 41-year-old man in a serious collision at the intersection of Ruthven and James Sts this morning.
A police spokesman said the man had been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm as well as one count of dangerous driving causing death whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and leaving the scene without obtaining help.
The spokesman said the intoxicating substance was alcohol.
The New South Wales man was arrested by an off-duty police officer in Hume St about half an hour after the crash.
Police have confirmed a 33-year-old St George woman, who was sitting in the driver's side rear seat, was critically injured in the crash.
A 23-year-old Newtown woman was unharmed but had to be cut from the front passenger seat.
The 27-year-old is due to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow.
THURSDAY 11.30AM: Police have identified a 41-year-old St George man as the victim of a fatal crash that has left another two women in hospital.
A police spokeswoman said the man was travelling in the rear passenger seat of a Hyundai Santa Fe that was involved in a collision with a white Holden sedan at the intersection of James and Ruthven Sts about 5.40am.
The spokeswoman said it appeared the Hyundai was travelling east on James St when the Holden, travelling south on Ruthven St, entered the intersection and collided with the side of the Hyundai.
She said the Holden had driven through a red light.
A woman who was sitting in the rear driver's-side seat was taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a critical but stable condition with a head injury.
A 33-year-old St George woman, who was driving the Hyundai, was taken to Toowoomba Hospital with a fractured foot.
The spokeswoman said a woman who was sitting in the front passenger seat had to be cut free from the vehicle but was uninjured.
She said a baby boy, who was travelling in the rear of the vehicle, was also uninjured.
Police arrested the 27-year-old driver of the Holden after he fled the scene of the crash.
The New South Wales man, from Dongdingalong, was arrested by an off-duty police officer shortly after the incident.
He is this morning in police custody.
THURSDAY 10.30AM: A man is dead and another has been arrested after a serious two-vehicle crash at the intersection of James and Ruthven Sts.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 5.40am today.
Toowoomba Road Policing Unit officer Sergeant Sean Whittet said the man who died was travelling in a brown Hyundai wagon with three other adults and a child.
Sgt Whittet said some of the other adults in the Hyundai were also injured but the child, who was in a child capsule, was not injured.
"The driver of the white Holden actually fled the scene of the incident and was arrested by police a short time later in town here somewhere," Sgt Whittet said.
Traffic was blocked on James St while the scene was cleared.
THURSDAY 7AM: A motorist has critical injuries after a serious traffic crash in the Toowoomba CBD this morning.
Two cars have collided at the intersection of Ruthven and James Sts about 5.40am.
A total of five people including a mother and baby were taken to hospital as a result of the accident.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said apart from the patient in a critical condition, the rest of those taken to hospital had relatively minor injuries.
The intersection is expected to remain closed for some time.