Woman killed in Burleigh smash
A HORRIFIC three-vehicle crash at Burleigh West early yesterday morning claimed the life of a woman and left six others hospitalised with serious injuries.
Police said the three vehicles - two sedans and a 4WD - were travelling on Bermuda Street, between Reedy Creek Road and the M1 Expressway, about 6.55am when they collided in the south-bound lane.
Preliminary police investigations indicated that one of the vehicles was travelling north and two south when the incident occurred.
A woman trapped in one of the sedans died at the scene.
The male driver of her vehicle was taken to hospital along with the three occupants of the second sedan, two men and a woman, and the male and female occupants of the 4WD.
The injured people were taken to the Gold Coast and Robina hospitals and are believed to be in serious but stable conditions.
The impact of the collision caused the 4WD to roll three times, while one of the sedans burst into flames.
Traffic in the area banked up with long delays while the crash site was closed for several hours to enable examination of the scene by the police forensic crash unit and removal of debris.
Police said they were seeking witnesses to the horrific crash and appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen the cars prior to impact to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police appealed for drivers to take because of the high number of cars on the road for the Queensland Labour Day long weekend.