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Man, 42, killed as ute rolls at 'unforgiving corner'

A man was killed when this utility overturned on the Warwick-Allora Rd near Warwick.
A man was killed when this utility overturned on the Warwick-Allora Rd near Warwick. Candyce Braithwaite

THE horror start to the year on our roads has continued with another fatal accident on the Warwick-Allora Rd.

A 42-year-old man was killed when his utility rolled after failing to negotiate a sharp bend yesterday morning.

The accident occurred about 6.50am in the 60kmh zone, on the 90 degree bend just north of the Black Bridge at Rosehill.

The four-wheel drive was travelling south towards Warwick.

AG Licensing driving school owner and former police officer Andrew Gale said it was a tragic accident that could happen to anyone.

"It appears the driver was distracted for whatever reason - just a moment's lapse in concentration. It could be you or someone you know next time," he said.

"Sadly, someone's son, father, brother, workmate or friend won't be going home now or ever again.

"People need to be vigilant on our roads and not become complacent."

Warwick and District Community Road Safety Group chairman Graham Buchner said it was a timely reminder for drivers to drive to the road conditions.

"It's an unforgiving corner," Mr Buchner said.

"People need to remember, when they are driving on unfamiliar sections of road you've got to be extra cautious and keep an eye out for signs.

"I think the corner is pretty well sign-posted with direction arrows leading you around, but it can still creep up on you.

"In winter, fog can also be dangerous, so you've got to make sure you're prepared for your journey before you leave home."

Yesterday's fatal takes the Southern Downs road toll to nine. The year started with five fatals in just five weeks.

The identity of the man has not yet been released.

The Forensic Crash unit will continue to investigate the incident.

Topics:  allora, emergency service, fatal crash, police, traffic crash, warwick



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