April 18, 2013
Six people – including a 54-year-old Murgon woman and a five-year-old child – required hospitalisation after a high-speed collision on the Wide Bay Highway near Widgee this morning.
A spokesman for the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter said it is believed one of the vehicles may have had a tyre blow-out.
The incident occurred near the intersection with Abel Road at Lower Wonga about 11:00am.
Emergency crews had to free some of the people who were trapped in the wrecks.
AGL choppers from both Maroochydore and Bundaberg were called to the scene.
Of the seven people involved, six required hospitalisation.
The first of the AGL helicopters on scene assisted the Murgon woman, the driver of a maroon Holden, who suffered chest and other multi-trauma injuries.
A five-year-old girl in the same vehicle suffered a head injury.
She and the driver were airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition.
The Bundaberg chopper then flew a third female from the same vehicle to Nambour Base Hospital. The 58-year-old was suffering leg and pelvis fractures. She was in a serious but stable condition.
A fourth occupant was taken by road to Gympie Hospital. A fifth person in the vehicle escaped with minor injuries.
The female driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle was taken to Gympie Hospital by road ambulance.
Raw video courtesy AGL Action Helicopter Service: