ROLLOVER: A car has rolled off the Bruce Hwy, about 20km north of the Calliope Crossroads.
ROLLOVER: A car has rolled off the Bruce Hwy, about 20km north of the Calliope Crossroads. Paul Braven

PHOTOS: Backpackers 'lost control' before flying off highway

UDATE: 2.47pm:

A BACKPACKER'S drive through the Gladstone region has turned to chaos.

The backpacker, a 26-year-old man, lost control of his car before clipping a caravan, ending up at the bottom of an embankment.

Senior Constable Brad Folk, of Gladstone Police, said the driver couldn't regain control of his vehicle. 

"He's lost control of that vehicle, started fishtailing down the road, (and) as he's done that he's made slight contact with a … a caravan on another vehicle," Snr Con Folk said.

But investigators are still trying to piece together what caused the crash, which has left the backpacker, and his passenger, without a car after it was towed away. 

"Police are investigating, and until those investigations have been finalised we won't know (what the cause is)," Snr Con Folk said.

It is understood police temporarily blocked one lane of the Bruce Hwy as emergency crews mopped up.

"It's a timely reminder to pay more attention on the road and ensure we get their safely," Snr Con Folk said.

UPDATE: 12.57pm: 

INVESTIGATORS are still piecing together what sent a car full of backpackers flying down a ditch beside the Bruce Hwy.

Police are at the scene of the crash about 20km north of the Calliope Crossroads, 10km south of Mt Larcom.  

There are long skid marks across the highway leading to the car, which has fallen down a steep embankment, but it is not known if these are connected to the crash.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the crash at 11.49am, but no one needed transporting.

"(There is) no obvious injuries," she said. 

EARLIER: 

PARAMEDICS are rushing to a single-vehicle rollover on the Bruce Hwy.

Initial reports are that the driver and the passengers are all backpackers. The condition of those involved is unknown, with paramedics yet to arrive on scene.

The car rolled about 20km north of the Calliope Crossroads, which is about 10km south of Mt Larcom.

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