Tragedy strikes Queensland farming household as they emerge from drought as much-loved dad is killed in freak accident
- Queensland grazier Scott Todd has died after he fell from a tray of a transferring ute
- The accident occurred on Saturday whereas Scott, 38, was in Thargomindah
- He spoke about the harrowing impact the drought had on his household in 2019
A information/queensland/index.html” id=”mol-4e77d160-eba1-11ec-b870-6bb77d73326d”>Queensland farmer who battled a devastating drought has died in a freak ute accident.
Scott Todd, 38, was standing in the tray of a transferring Toyota Landcruiser travelling by way of Thargomindah on Saturday morning when he fell.
The father-of-three suffered extreme accidents and died at the scene.
Queensland grazier Scott Todd (pictured) died in a freak ute accident on Saturday morning
The 27-year-old man driving the ute was left unscathed.
Mr Todd operated a farm with sheep, goats and cattle at Brigalow Downs, south of Bollon.
He was a passionate advocate for farmers and referred to as for extra help and help for these struggling by way of drought.
The skilled grazier spoke about the extreme impact the drought had on his livelihood and household in a 2019 interview.
At the time, the three properties he owned close to Bollon had been lowered to bare plains of filth.
‘We’ve bought no money left,’ Mr Todd advised AAP from his farmhouse.
‘We break it down and say that is what we’re doing till today, after which we’ll reassess it. Otherwise the nervousness and the strain and the stress and the melancholy turns into an excessive amount of and also you simply cannot operate correctly.’
The lack of vital rain and the excessive worth of fodder put the Todd household in a devastating place.
The father-of-three (left) was an advocate for farmers, calling for extra help amidst the drought. He spoke about the harrowing impact the drought had on his household in a 2019 interview. (Pictured along with his spouse Alison and their three kids Grace, Will, and Olivia)
Mr Todd and his spouse Alison, who is a veterinarian, have been dealing with the prospect of buying a mortgage from the financial institution to buy their subsequent load of cotten seed for $45,000 as soon as their reserves have been gone.
‘Sometimes you drive down the paddock, and pull up and assume “what the f***ing hell am I doing?” Mr Todd added.
‘How am I going to do that? There’s just one of me and I can not afford extra workers or no matter. Right now I’m in the worst spot I’ve ever been in in my life.’
Mr Todd leaves behind his spouse Alison and their three kids Grace, Will, and Olivia.
The Queensland Police Service Forensic Crash Unit are investigating the incident.