A man was taken to hospital with suspected neck and spinal injuries following a crash on the east bound lanes of the Warrego Highway at College View.
A man was taken to hospital with suspected neck and spinal injuries following a crash on the east bound lanes of the Warrego Highway at College View. Melanie Maeseele

Man injured in highway pile-up

A 63-YEAR-OLD Lockyer Valley man was yesterday taken to hospital with suspected neck and spinal injuries after a high-speed crash on the Warrego Highway near Gatton.

About 7.30am two drivers travelling east along the highway were forced to take evasive action when a vehicle pulled out into the left hand lane of the highway.

Laidley police Sergeant David Grave said early investigations indicate a car pulled out from the McDonald's and BP Service Station carpark at College View and straight onto the highway into traffic travelling along the highway.

“The first car pulled out straight onto the highway causing a vehicle in the left hand lane of the highway to swerve into the right hand land which caused the utility in the right lane to also swerve,” Sgt Grave said.

The third car, a ute, swerved into the middle of the highway colliding with a light pole.

The crash partially blocked the highway while emergency services worked to stabilise the driver of the ute.

Paramedics worked at the scene to help the driver of the ute who had suffered suspected spinal injuries and complained of neck pain.

He was treated at the scene before being transported to Toowoomba Hospital.

The driver of the second vehicle was also transported by ambulance to Toowoomba Hospital as a precaution.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing and no charges have yet been laid.



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