Highway danger spot
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
A 14-year-old girl was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital after a two-vehicle high speed collision on the Bruce Highway yesterday afternoon.
The Gladstone girl suffered neck and head injuries when the car she was travelling in collided with a stationary vehicle that had stopped to turn into the Raglan Tavern.
It is the second serious accident outside the popular hotel in a week, with locals calling for a turning lane to be built to prevent any further carnage (see story at right).
Mt Larcom Police Senior Constable Alistair Mearns said it had appeared the car carrying the passenger had failed to see the car in front of it stop, running into it at a high speed.
"It looks like one car was turning into the tavern and the other car didn't see it and ran into the back of it,'' Snr Const Mearns said.
Snr Constable Mearns said the driver of the other car was taken to Gladstone Hospital with back injuries.
The accident was attended by the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, and at least six other emergency service vehicles.