Two Dead, One Critically Injured in Brisbane Legacy Way Tunnel Horror Crash

Tragic 3-vehicle crash in Brisbane's Legacy Way tunnel leaves 2 dead, 1 critically injured. Police investigating the incident and appealing for witnesses.

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Two Dead, One Critically Injured in Brisbane Legacy Way Tunnel Horror Crash

Two Dead, One Critically Injured in Brisbane Legacy Way Tunnel Horror Crash

A horrific three-vehicle crash in Brisbane's Legacy Way tunnel on May 1, 2024, has left two people dead and one critically injured. The collision, which occurred around 3:10 pm in the city-bound lanes, involved a black Audi S3, a silver sedan, and a small truck.

According to preliminary investigations by the Queensland Police, the Audi was traveling northbound in the tunnel when it crashed into the silver sedan, which then collided with the truck. The driver of the Audi, a man in his 50s, and a woman in her 20s who was a passenger in the sedan, both died at the scene. The female driver of the sedan was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in critical condition, where she is undergoing emergency surgery.

A fourth person, the driver of the truck, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was also taken to the hospital. Queensland Ambulance Service medical director Stephen Rashford stated that several ambulances, fire rescue, and police were dispatched to the scene.

The crash scene was extensive, spanning several hundred meters, and required firefighters to cut people out of the vehicles. Police are reviewing CCTV footage and investigating the driving manner of the Audi prior to the crash. They have appealed for any witnesses or anyone with relevant footage of the black Audi S3 to come forward and contact the authorities.

Why this matters: The tragic incident highlights the importance of road safety and the potential dangers faced by motorists, even in controlled environments like tunnels. It also raises questions about the factors that may have contributed to the crash and how such incidents can be prevented in the future.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing its investigation into the incident. The Legacy Way tunnel remained closed for over two hours due to the extensive damage and the need to clear the scene, causing significant traffic delays in the area. "The scene itself is about 200 to 300 meters long. It's quite a significant scene," said Inspector Daniel Bragg of the Queensland Police Service.

Key Takeaways

  • 3-vehicle crash in Brisbane's Legacy Way tunnel left 2 dead, 1 critical
  • Audi S3 collided with sedan, which then hit a truck; Audi driver and sedan passenger died
  • Sedan driver in critical condition, truck driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries
  • Police investigating Audi's driving behavior prior to crash, appealing for witnesses
  • Tunnel closed for over 2 hours due to extensive damage, causing significant traffic delays