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VIDEO, PHOTOS: Woman in crushed car rushed to hospital

UPDATE: 6.58am: 

PARAMEDICS faced a busy afternoon yesterday, rushing seven patients to hospital who were involved in a two-vehicle collision in Gladstone.

Four of the patients were children and the other three were adults.

Despite what appeared to be messy scenes at the corner of the Dawson Hwy and Don Young Rd, all of the patients were stable as they were transported to Gladstone Hospital.

One woman was entrapped in a severely crushed car for about an hour as firefighters used the jaws of life to cut her out.

More to come

UPDATE: 4.51pm: 

ONE of the first firefighters on the scene of the horrific crash this afternoon has told of the moment emergency crews discovered a woman was trapped in the crushed vehicle.

All four passengers of the other vehicle involved in the crash were out of the car when emergency crews arrived.

But Gladstone station officer Chris Sullivan said paramedics struggled to assess the condition of the woman trapped in the car.

Firefighters quickly worked to remove the crushed vehicle's roof, giving paramedics access to the woman.

Meanwhile, firefighters devised a plan to extricate the woman, which involved cutting into the vehicle.

"We took the roof off the vehicle to help assess the casualty," Mr Sullivan said. "And then we tried to figure out a plan to extricate the person from the vehicle." 

More to come

UPDATE: 4.30pm:

POLICE Sergeant Kieran Barton said it appeared that the car the woman was trapped in was travelling towards the Dawson Hwy on Don Young Dr.

"(The car) has left the road and has jumped off a piece of concrete it has hit and hit a vehicle that was turning right onto Don Young Dr from the Dawson Hwy," Srg Barton said.

"It's one of those sliding door moments where a second or two later it could have been a lot worse."

Gladstone Fire Station Officer Chris Sullivan said fire crews had to remove the roof of the car so that Queensland Ambulance could get access to the trapped passenger.

He the woman appeared to be okay and had been travelling with another adult and two children who were fine.

UPDATE: 3.28pm: 

A WOMAN has been cut out of a crushed car after being entrapped for about an hour.

Fire fighters used the jaws of life to cut her from the wreckage.

Moments ago, people arrived at the scene and approached the wreckage. One woman, who appeared to be in shock, held her hands over her mouth.

Paramedics were carrying the woman in a stretcher to the ambulance, with one of the paramedics stabilising the woman's head.

The condition of the woman is not yet known. 

More to come

UPDATE: 3.12pm: 

FIVE people are in the hands of paramedics after what appears to be an horrific two-vehicle crash on the corner of Don Young Dr and the Dawson Hwy.

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TRAPPED: The condition of a woman who was trapped in a severely crashed car for about an hour is not yet known.
TRAPPED: The condition of a woman who was trapped in a severely crashed car for about an hour is not yet known.

A woman is still entrapped in one of the vehicles.

But four of the patients are currently being taken to hospital in a stable condition. 

More to come

UPDATE: 3pm:

FIRE FIGHTER are still trying to free a woman who is trapped in a horrific car crash on the corner of Don Young Dr and the Dawson Hwy.

It appears a light pole has been snapped in the crash.

ENTRAPPED: A woman is entrapped in the car.
ENTRAPPED: A woman is entrapped in the car.

EARLIER: 

FIREFIGHTERS are using the jaws of life to free a woman from a severely crumpled car after a two vehicle crash.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Don Young Dr and the Dawson Hwy.

Police have called for additional resources in controlling traffic around the crash scene.

Fire fighters have shut down Don Young Dr. 

CRASH: Initial reports are that a woman is entrapped after a two-vehicle crash on Don Young Dr.
CRASH: Initial reports are that a woman is entrapped after a two-vehicle crash on Don Young Dr.

Two ambulance units were called to the crash at about 2.19pm, and it's understood they are just arriving on scene now.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said initial reports suggest at least one of the cars has collided with a pole. 

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