Mother-of-six dies, baby son in coma after Qld crash


Sharon France, 40, died at the scene of the two-vehicle crash in Hay Point, south of Mackay city, just after midday on Friday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Police were on scene at a fatal crash on Hay Point Rd. Photo: Zizi AverillSource:News Regional Media

“Initial investigations indicate just after midday a car was travelling west on Hay Point Road when it collided with a small truck travelling in the opposite direction,” police said in a statement.

The local woman’s baby boy Kaiden, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Mackay Base Hospital with serious head injuries.

Queensland Ambulance paramedics were called out to “multiple patients with entrapment”.

Hay Point Rd was closed in both directions and investigations are continuing.

Mother-of-six Sharon France was killed in the crash.

Mother-of-six Sharon France was killed in the crash.Source:News Regional Media

The victim’s husband, Brad France, shared an update on the family’s situation to a local community group on Sunday morning.

“As you are most likely all aware my beautiful wife Sharon was killed in the crash on Friday with my boy Kaiden in the car as well,” he wrote on Facebook.

“I’m currently beside him in Townsville still in a coma.

“He had scans done yesterday as he has a fractured skull and few other injuries. At this minute they are confident he with pull through.”

Baby Kaiden in hospital. Picture: GoFundMe

Baby Kaiden in hospital. Picture: GoFundMeSource:Supplied

Kaiden is in an induced coma in Townsville. Picture: Facebook

Kaiden is in an induced coma in Townsville. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

Brad France has paid tribute to his beautiful wife Sharon. Picture: Facebook

Brad France has paid tribute to his beautiful wife Sharon. Picture: FacebookSource:Facebook

Mr France said he was feeling for all the people involved.

Police said the driver of the Isuzu light truck is a local man in his 50s who was also transported to Mackay Base Hospital with serious injuries.

Meraine Ford, who has organised a GoFundMe page for the France family, said the other France children are staying with family in Mackay after their “wonderful” mother’s death.

She said the 40-year-old woman was “tragically killed … only mins from their family home”.

Ms Ford said Mr France and his six children have “had their lives changed forever”.

“Our local Alligator Creek/Timberlands family community is setting up this page for France family to help support them,” she said.

“Allow them to spend time together as a family to grieve.”

The page has a $10,000 target with more than $4200 raised from 64 donors by Sunday night.





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