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Unborn baby killed, six people taken to hospital after horror Qld crash

An unborn baby has been killed, and six others have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Queensland. 

AAA Managing Director Michael Bradley says the government’s latest announcement on publishing road safety data will “save lives”.

The Australian Automobile Association has congratulated the federal Transport Minister for making the states commit to releasing road safety data in return for funding.

“We’ve always said to Catherine’s credit, to Albo’s credit, they said before the last election that they want to end the rorts in road funding,” he told Sky News Australia.

“The federal government commits about $10 billion to states and territories for road funding, and until this, there have been no strings attached to that.

“This announcement will not just save lives by putting on the table the causes of the crashes that are killing people in Australia; it will really clip the wings of politicians who want to prioritise road projects which offer political benefit rather than community benefit.”

The crash happened about 5.45pm on Thursday at Purga, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Police said initial investigations indicate a Toyota Rav4 and Toyota Hilux were travelling in opposite directions along Ipswich Boonah Road when they collided. 

Six people, three people in each car, were taken to hospital. 

Six people have been taken to hospital after a two-car crash at Purga, on the outskirts of Ipswich. Picture: Queensland Police

One of the passengers travelling in the Toyota Hilux, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, was rushed to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries. 

Police confirmed her unborn baby died as a result of the crash. 

Anyone with information about the incident, including dash cam footage, is urged to contact police.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. 

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