News

Havoc on Bruce Highway after 1200km chase

CLEAN-UP: The highway was closed for four hours.
CLEAN-UP: The highway was closed for four hours.

A CRASH on Saturday morning was 1200km in the making as three young men and one girl tried to outrun highway patrol police.

All four of them were caught as they were treated in hospital beds, but only three were in the crash.

The crash near Miriam Vale at 3.20am on Saturday left a 17-year-old girl with a suspected fractured eye socket, another passenger - a 21-year-old man -- with a broken pelvis, and the 21-year-old alleged male driver with a broken jaw, sternum and ribs.

The driver will face Gladstone Magistrates Court this morning on a total of 11 charges, including stealing, unlicensed driving and for injuring his friends while driving, a charge of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

A third man, a 20-year-old, was dropped at Gladstone Hospital before the crash even happened. He is facing property offences.

Police will allege the sedan was stolen near Gympie in the early hours of Friday morning after a car on the same street was rummaged through.

The trio of offenders then made their way 350km along the Bruce Hwy to Gladstone, where they dropped the 20-year-old man at the hospital

It is alleged that the remaining two drove 110km north to Rockhampton, where they picked up a 21-year-old man, and headed back down south.

Forty kilometres south of Gladstone, they evaded police and continued south.

A further 300km south, near Gympie, they evaded police again, turning around in what would be their last jaunt along the Bruce Hwy in their marathon joyride.

This trip ended after 280km when they are believed to have run up the back of a semi-trailer near Miriam Vale.

The three of them got out of the car before another semi-trailer crashed into it in the middle of the road.

The teenage girl was airlifted to Rockhampton Base Hospital while the two men were taken to Gladstone Hospital. Both of the truck drivers were uninjured.

Topics:  bruce highway, crash, havoc, stolen car




Duo of humpback whales spotted playing in Gladstone harbour: video

Whales spotted in the harbour

WATCH: Residents capture rare moment on camera

Gladstone man on 'PayWave' shopping spree with stolen credit card

Chance Soden

HUNGRY and apparently with no cash, Chance Soden spotted a wallet.

Minister under fire over Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO appointment

Peter O'Sullivan has been announced as the new chief executive officer of GLadstone Ports Corporation.

HEATED debate over whether 'selection criteria' was met for CEO job.

Latest deals and offers

Mum driver heroically ignores hilarious lip-syncing son

Hilarious moves while Mum concentrates on the road.

IF IT takes a village to raise a child, why aren't they driving?

Twitter adds dancing David Brent emoji

Ricky Gervais's character has its own emoji now

Cyndi Lauper opens up about mother's dementia

Cyndi Lauper says her mother Catrine has "a little dementia".

Lindsay Lohan 'calls off engagement'

Lohan reportedly called off her engagement to Russian millionaire

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles