Firefighters work to free a driver trapped in a Sunshine Motorway crash at Peregian Springs.
Firefighters work to free a driver trapped in a Sunshine Motorway crash at Peregian Springs. Geoff Potter

Two freed from wreckage as motorway crash cleared

UPDATE: A 23-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman have been hospitalised after a serious crash on the Sunshine Motorway this morning.

Fire crews were able to free one of the patients within about 10 minutes of arriving at the scene however it took another half-an-hour to get the second person free.

The man was treated for possible leg and spinal injuries.

They were both taken to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

A police spokeswoman said the scene was cleared and the northbound lanes on the motorway reopened to traffic by 9.45am.

EARLIER: Emergency services are working to free a motorist trapped in the wreckage of a two-vehicle crash a Peregian Springs.

Crews were called to the Sunshine Motorway scene about 8.15am.

A Subaru SUV and a station wagon were left badly damaged by an impact.

Firefighters were using cutting tools to free a person from the station wagon.

Traffic has been severely affected, with vehicles queued in both directions.



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