Chinese national dies in Aussie state highway crash

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A Chinese woman died in a highway car crash early Saturday in Australia's Queensland state, according to the police.
Xinhua

A Chinese woman died in a highway car crash early Saturday in Australia's Queensland state, according to the police.

Initial investigations showed that at about 0045 AEST, a vehicle heading north in the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway at the Pimpama area, south of state capital Brisbane, collided with another vehicle, police said in a statement on Saturday.

A 32-year-old female passenger in one of the vehicles was seriously injured and later pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

"The victim's family is in China and she was a Chinese national; she lived with her next of kin in Brisbane," a police spokesman told Xinhua.

The victim was seated at the rear of the car that collided with the other vehicle allegedly being driven on the wrong side of the road by a 32-year-old man, local media quoted officers as saying.

The woman, who was wearing a seat belt, was initially "conscious and alert" but had a "rapid deterioration in her condition on scene" and died, the ABC News channel quoted ambulance personnel as saying.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and investigations are ongoing, police said.


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