Four taken to hospital after Peak Downs Highway crash

UPDATE: FOUR people are recovering in hospital after a dramatic multi-vehicle crash on the Peak Downs Highway.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the young drivers were injured in the four-vehicle crash at 9.35pm near Eton, 30km south-west of Mackay.

A man in his 20s suffered serious facial injuries and damage to his arm and leg, he said. 

Emergency services at the scene initially reported a woman had suffered serious facial injuries and was to be airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter was deployed to the incident but was not required to airlift any patients.

Emergency services, after the scene was cleared, confirmed four people were injured.

They included a man in his 20s was treated for arm, neck and abdominal injuries.

A teenage girl sustained minor wounds, while a woman in her 20s was treated for arm injuries.

All four people were taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.

INITIAL: A WOMAN has suffered serious facial injuries in a head-on crash on a major highway west of Mackay tonight.

Emergency services are on scene of the four-vehicle smash on the Peak Downs Highway about 10km from Eton.

Initial reports suggested four vehicles, two of which impacted head-on, collided about 9.40pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service crews including Critical Care paramedics are on scene treating four people.

A spokesman said one of the patients being assessed had suffered facial injuries.

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter has been deployed to the scene and was expected to land at the oval at Eton Showgrounds to airlift the woman to Mackay Base Hospital.

The QAS spokesman said three other people were being assessed on scene but appeared to have less severe injuries.

The Peak Downs Highway has been partially closed with some traffic flow around the incident scene, but motorists were urged to expect possible delays.

*The initial report on this story said a woman suffered facial injuries. It was later clarified it was a man who suffered those injuries.



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