Crash at West Ipswich sees three in hospital

UPDATE: Three rushed to hospital after crash

UPDATE: THREE people were taken to Ipswich Hospital after a crash in West Ipswich earlier this morning.

One woman in her 20s suffered a fractured arm while a man in his 40s and a woman in her 20s both suffered chest pains.

"That can be from things like the seatbelt and the airbags going off," a QAS spokesperson said.

An 11-month-old boy and his mother were also involved in the accident but the child did not require further treatment by paramedics.

The road has now been reopened.

Three people were taken to Ipswich Hospital after the crash.
Three people were taken to Ipswich Hospital after the crash.

EARLIER 11.20am: UP TO six people are being assessed by paramedics after a three car smash at 11am.

Witnesses on the scene at 347 Brisbane St, near the Pound St intersection, said water coming from a fire hydrant caused the drivers involved to become distracted.

It is believed the fire hydrant on Brisbane St was being tested at the time.

"People were paying attention to that instead of the road," one witness said.

"The lights had just turned orange and everyone just kept rolling forward.

Three cars were involved in the smash.
Three cars were involved in the smash.

"Three cars were involved. The first car (stopped), the middle car went straight up the backside of it and the third car went back."

Another witness described a woman's frantic attempt to remove her baby son from her car.

"The silver car had stopped and the purple and white car must have been looking at the burst (hydrant)," he said.

"The girl in the Commodore tried to run around the back and couldn't get in.

She jumped over her bonnet to get the baby out.

 

A white Mazda sedan with red P plates, a silver Commodore with green P plates and a purple Ford sedan were damaged in the crash and are currently blocking one side of Brisbane St, heading towards Ipswich CBD.

Police and paramedics have been called to treat six people, including two babies, at a crash in West Ipswich.
Police and paramedics have been called to treat six people, including two babies, at a crash in West Ipswich.

Traffic is being diverted into one lane.

Four ambulance crews and one police crew are currently on the scene.



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