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Four teens among eight dead in just 72 hours on Queensland roads

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Police have pleaded with drivers to take more care after eight people died on Queensland roads in 72 hours.

Police have pleaded with drivers to take more care after eight people died on Queensland roads in 72 hours.

Eight people have died on Queensland roads in three days, including four teens who were killed when a stolen car rolled and hit a light pole.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death over that incident, in Townsville, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Three girls and a boy - aged between 14 and 18 - died when the stolen sedan clipped a roundabout, rolled and ploughed into a light pole.

Four teens killed in Queensland car crash

A 29-year-old woman is the latest road victim after a motorcycle crash at Carole Park on Monday about 2.30am.

She died at the scene and a 31-year-old man is in a critical condition.

Two men died in a three-car collision at Bethania, south of Brisbane, yesterday afternoon.

An infant also died in a single car crash at Mackay in central Queensland on Saturday afternoon.

The spate of deaths has prompted police to plead with drivers to take more care on the road.

"We have seen a range of circumstances where families are now without loved ones," Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said today.

"The number of people who have died on Queensland roads this year is up dramatically in comparison to this time last year and it's not acceptable."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/four-townsville-teens-among-eight-dead-in-just-72-hours-on-queensland-roads/b1140044-5d0a-49eb-8bea-aff369a32df6

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