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Six injured as head-on crash at Kybong closes Bruce Highway

Six people are injured, two critically, after two car head on crash at Kybong.
Six people are injured, two critically, after two car head on crash at Kybong.

TWO men were trapped in their cars, one of them for an hour and a half, after two vehicles collided head on at Kybong, injuring four others.

The crash on the Bruce Hwy near the intersection of Mulally Rd happened about 4.30pm yesterday and closed the Bruce Hwy in both directions for hours.

The cars involved were a Ford Laser being driven by a male with his female passenger, which ended up in the middle of the highway, and a Mitsubishi Lancer containing five people, believed to be related, which rolled and ended up in a nearby ditch.

The male driver of the Laser and a male passenger who had been asleep in the back seat of the Lancer were airlifted by the AGL Action Rescue and the Emergency Management Queensland helicopters to Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane hospitals.

Witnesses at the scene said the male driver of the Laser had to be cut out of the car by firefighters.

A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman said one of the male patients airlifted had leg and pelvic injuries while the other had leg, pelvic and chest injuries.

She said both were last night in a stable condition.

Four other patients were taken by ambulance to Nambour General Hospital.

At least one was in a serious condition but was later reported to be stable.

It was believed one of the people involved in the crash did not require treatment. Witnesses described the scene as "hectic". Traffic was diverted via Traveston Crossing Rd and Mary Valley Hwy as the site was cleared but that soon became a parking lot according to motorists.

The Bruce Hwy reopened to traffic after 7.30pm.

 

Topics:  emergency services kybong



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