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Bruce Hwy: Teen hospitalised, woman dies after serious crash

The highway is blocked after a serious crash.
The highway is blocked after a serious crash. RACQ CQ Rescue

Update Sunday:  A WOMAN has died and a Brisbane teenager was trapped in the wreckage of a car after a horror accident on the Bruce Highway yesterday.

The woman, whose age is still not known, was believed to be the grandmother of the 14-year-old boy travelling in the car.

She was declared deceased at the scene.

The 14-year-old boy from Boondall and a female driver were travelling south in a Toyota Landcruiser just after midday when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a creek bed about 3km south of the Kalarka Road House, near St Lawrence.

He was trapped in the car for more than an hour and suffered a broken arm and other injuries and is in a stable condition, a RACQ CQ spokeswoman said.

Three ambulances attended the crash as well as the rescue helicopter.   The Brisbane teenager was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital and arrived about 3.30pm. 

Earlier: A TEENAGER is being airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.

The 14-year-old was trapped for more than an hour in a smashed car, near Clairview, a spokeswoman for RACQ CQ Rescue said.

He suffered a broken arm and other injuries and is in a stable condition. 

A fatal traffic crash on the Bruce Hwy south of Mackay.
A fatal traffic crash on the Bruce Hwy south of Mackay. RACQ CQ Rescue

 

Earlier: A WOMAN has died after a single vehicle crash south of Mackay.

Police say around 1pm a vehicle left the road and rolled while travelling on the Bruce Highway between Saint Lawrence and Clairview.

A woman was declared deceased at the scene, while a 14-year-old boy remains trapped.

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter has just arrived on scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate.

Earlier: DELAYS are expected on the Bruce Hwy following a serious traffic crash.

Emergency Services were called to the crash at Clairview just before 1pm.

It is understood a woman has suffered life threatening injuries while a 14-year-old boy remains trapped in the vehicle, a Queensland Ambulance Spokesman said.

One ambulance is currently on scene but an additional two are en route. RACQ-CQ Rescue Helicopter is also en route.

More to come.

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