Five seriously injured in crash at Forest Lakes in Brisbane’s south

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Five people were seriously injured in a collision between two cars; speed is believed to be the cause.

According to Queensland Police, a Mercedes-Benz travelling south on Forest Lake Boulevard and a Toyota LandCruiser collided at the intersection of Renoir Crescent in the Brisbane suburb of Forest Lake at around 10.10pm on Saturday.

“We do not know the exact cause of the incident and members of our forensic accident unit will be on site shortly to investigate whether speed may have played a role,” a Queensland Police spokesman said.

“The scene behind me suggests, in my experience, that speed may have been a factor.”

A local resident said she heard “a huge bang” at the time of the crash.

“Just a huge bang. I was lying in bed, almost asleep and – just boom,” she told Nine News.

“I thought, oh, what was that? And then I just waited and waited and thought, I’m sure we’ll hear sirens. And not long after, siren after siren after siren.”

The 28-year-old driver of the Mercedes-Benz, his two 22-year-old male passengers and a 20-year-old woman were all taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 52-year-old driver of the Landcruiser was also taken to hospital, where her condition remains serious.

Steve Rashford, medical director of the Queensland Ambulance Service, described the injuries as “life-threatening”.

“This was a very high impact accident involving five patients. All patients suffered a combination of life-threatening injuries, including internal bleeding and multiple broken bones,” Rashford said.

“This incident consumed significant resources on an already very busy Saturday night, including five ambulances, two paramedics and emergency medical technicians, and a supervisor.”

The Forensic Crash Unit’s investigation is ongoing and will determine whether speed contributed to the accident.

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