Emergency service workers attend to a man injured in the Bruce Highway accident.
Emergency service workers attend to a man injured in the Bruce Highway accident.

Man injured in highway crash

By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au

A 38-year-old man was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital with severe leg injuries yesterday, after a head-on car accident 15 kilometres north of Mount Larcom at 4.20pm.

Mt Larcom Police Senior Constable Alistair Mearns said the man was travelling south on the Bruce Highway in a van, while a Calliope couple were heading north in a station wagon.

Snr Const Mearns said it appeared as though one of the vehicles had crossed on to the wrong side of the road before impact.

The occupants of the station wagon sustained only cuts and bruising and were suffering from shock at the scene.

Snr Const Mearns said it was about one hour before the man was freed from the van by the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.

He was conscious at the time.

The highway had to be closed while fire fighters worked on freeing the man, and to allow a rescue helicopter to land.

Traffic was diverted around the scene until the road could be cleared.

Investigations into the cause of the accident were continuing last night. The man was in a stable condition last night.



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