UPDATE: Woman in serious but stable condition after crash

What we know:

  • Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash just after 8am Saturday
  • The crash involved a station wagon and fuel tanker
  • Eight people including children involved
  • A 35-year-old woman is in serious condition at the Mackay Base Hospital.
  •  The Bruce Hwy has been opened again.

UPDATE Monday 10.15am: The 35-year-old woman is still in Mackay Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Her seven-year-old daughter was discharged yesterday.

 

UPDATE 4.20pm:

A 35-YEAR-OLD woman remains in a serious condition at Mackay Base Hospital.

Her seven-year-old daughter who was admitted with minor injuries is now stable.

A 39-year-old man, eight and 11-year-old girls and a two-year-old boy were also treated in the emergency department but not admitted.

The Bruce Hwy is now open again.

 

UPDATE noon: 

ONE of the girls who was a passenger in the car received minor injuries.

Diversions are in place and the highway is expected to remain closed for some time as emergency services ensure the tanker is removed safely.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

UPDATE 11.20am:

A MOTHER of at least four children has been taken to Mackay Base Hospital in critical condition.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said she received substantial injuries to her head and leg when the car she was driving hit a fuel truck. The father and four children were also in the car, which had been travelling from Rockhampton and were taken to hospital to be assessed as well.

The driver of the semi-trailer and the passenger were not taken to hospital.

UPDATE 10am:

Eight people including children were involved the crash.

Police said they were called to the scene just after 8am.

One woman was extracted from a vehicle and transported to Mackay Base Hospital.

UPDATE 9am:

Witnesses have told Daily Mercury reporter Emily Smith the crash may have happened up to an hour ago.

One patient has since been extracted from a vehicle.

Police are trying to work out how to remove the fuel tanker from the scene.

Four ambulances are on scene of a crash at Bakers Creek on the Bruce Hwy. Photo Emily Smith / Daily Mercury
Four ambulances are on scene of a crash at Bakers Creek on the Bruce Hwy. Photo Emily Smith / Daily Mercury Emily Smith

EARLIER:

Delays are expected for motorists after a truck and car crashed on the Bruce Hwy.

The crash occurred at Bakers Creek.

It's not known yet if anyone is injured.

More to come.



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