Head-on crashes leave woman dead, man with spinal injuries
CREWS have been at the scene of a major car accident southwest of Mackay which has left a man in his forties with serious spinal injuries.
Police said three cars collided in a head-on crash on the Moranbah Access Rd at Moranbah just after 5pm, with at least one of the cars rolled onto its side.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the man's injuries were "serious but not life-threatening".
Emergency crews had to work to free the man who was trapped inside the vehicle.
The RACQ LifeFlight Helicopter transported the man in a serious condition to Townsville hospital after the crash near Moranbah airport.
"A van travelling at 80km is believed to have hit the back of a second car turning right which hit an oncoming vehicle," the service tweeted.
Update serious crash #Moranbah. 2 x patients stable to Moranbah Hospital, one patient transported in a serious condition by Helo to Townsville Hospital.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) September 6, 2018
Paramedics were also treating another man in his 50s and a women in her 30s at the scene who both suffered minor injuries.
They were transported to Mackay Hospital in a stable condition.
#RACQ #CQRescue now transporting a man in a serious condition to Townsville hospital after a three-car accident near Moranbah airport. A van travelling at 80km is believed to have hit the back of a second car turning right which hit an oncoming vehicle. Other drivers uninjured.— RACQ CQ Rescue (@cq_rescue) September 6, 2018
Meanwhile, NSW Police are investigating a fatal crash in the state's mid-west.
Just before 4pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to Ilford Sofala Road at Ilford, after reports two cars had crashed head on.
The female driver of a Suzuki, aged in her 20s, died at the scene.
The male driver and female passenger of a Holden Ute were both airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Orana-Mid Western Police District attended and with the assistance of the Crash Investigation Unit, will investigate the circumstances of the crash.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.