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Five Injured In Crash

Filed under Latest News, Police

December 22, 2012

The D’Aguilar Highway has re-opened after a head-on crash involving four vehicles this morning at Coolabunia.

An Emergency Services spokesman said the incident occurred near the Bellbird Road intersection.

Two vehicles apparently collided head-on about 9:10am in a major incident, and two other vehicles were then involved in a minor incident.

Five people were injured.

The two drivers of the vehicles in the head-on crash were both trapped in their vehicles.

Two emergency helicopters were called to the scene and the highway was blocked for more than four hours.

The 34-year-old female driver of one vehicle was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital by the Emergency Management Queensland chopper suffering compound fractures.

The 27-year-old male driver of another vehicle was airlifted by the AGL Action Helicopter Service to the Royal Brisbane Hospital suffering severe, multi-trauma leg injuries. He was in a serious but stable condition.

A 20-year-old male was taken by ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital with chest injuries.

Two other people suffered minor injuries but did not require transportation to hospital.

Police investigations are continuing.

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The RACQ Careflight helicopter service also flew into Kingaroy today.  Its Gold Coast crew airlifted a 10-week-old boy from Kingaroy Hospital to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane with a chest infection. The baby is in a stable condition.


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