Ex-police officer Bruce Daley identified as Audi driver killed in fatal Brisbane tunnel crash

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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Bruce Daley has been identified as a driver killed in the horror crash.
Bruce Daley has been identified as a driver killed in the horror crash. Credit: Facebook

A man involved in a Brisbane crash that resulted in two fatalities and left one person critically injured has been identified.

The collision occurred in the city-bound lanes of the Legacy Way tunnel in Mount Coot-Tha on Wednesday, when a black Audi S3 struck a sedan, subsequently pushing it into a truck.

Bruce Daley, a former Queensland police officer in his 50s, has been named as the driver of the Audi that died at the scene.

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Following his passing, his wife expressed her sentiments on Facebook, writing: ‘Forever the love of my life.’

An eyewitness, claiming to have been driving behind the black Audi involved in the crash, told the Courier Mail they saw the vehicle travelling at speeds more than 200km/h moments before the tragic incident.

‘I was driving behind the Audi ... for some reason, the driver slowed down and stopped when we entered the tunnel.

“(The driver) didn’t indicate or put hazards on ... I indicated around him and kept going ... a few people beeped at him.

“I got back in the left lane but kept looking back to see if he got going again. Then I could hear a car engine roaring as he went past me ... then 20 seconds later smoke and debris were flying around.’”

The female sedan driver was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for emergency surgery on Wednesday night.

A spokesperson from Metro North Health confirmed the woman “Remains in critical condition,” on Thursday morning and was unable to comment on her emergency surgery.

Shocking images have now emerged of the vehicles involved in the collision, showing two cars completely destroyed.

The collision involved three vehicles and took place in the city-bound lanes of the Legacy Way tunnel in Mount Coot-Tha about 3.10pm on Wednesday.
The man driving a black Audi S3, involved in a collision with a silver sedan has been identified. Credit: Reddit

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and appealed for information about the Audi S3 that was believed to have been travelling northbound through the tunnel.

“The scene was over several hundred metres and involving three vehicles and obviously extensive traffic delays were involved,” Insp Crabbe said.

QLD Police are expected to provide further information on Thursday afternoon.


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