Matthew Deans

Woman flown to Mackay after shocking Bruce Highway crash

UPDATE 8.30PM: A woman was flown to Mackay Base Hospital after a shocking Christmas Eve crash on the Bruce Highway south of Mackay.

The woman was trapped for more than an hour inside the wreckage of a white van that rolled and flipped onto its roof 20km south of Carmila about 3.15pm.

The crash closed the Bruce Highway for about an hour as emergency services worked to free the woman.

A man, who had also been travelling in the van, managed to free himself before emergency services arrived on scene.

The rescue helicopter flew the woman to Mackay Base Hospital.

Police are investigating.

4.50PM: There are fears for an elderly woman trapped inside a car that rolled off the Bruce Highway south of Carmila.

A rescue helicopter has landed on the highway near the scene as emergency services work to free the woman from the wreck.

The vehicle is understood to be on its roof in a ditch to the side of the highway.

Police are on scene and delays are expected.

 

4.10PM: Delays are expected on the Bruce Highway after a single vehicle crash near Carmilla.

The highway is down to one lane with police directing traffic.

An elderly woman is still believed to be trapped in the vehicle about 20km south of Carmila.

A Queensland Police spokesman said the car had rolled into a ditch.

Another passenger, believed to be an elderly man, was out of the overturned vehicle.

INITIAL: An elderly woman is believed to be trapped in a vehicle that rolled off the road south of Mackay.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the single-vehicle incident 20km south of Carmila about 3.15pm.

Initial reports indicate two people were in the vehicle that rolled.

One of the people, believed to be an elderly man, was out of the overturned vehicle.

Another person, understood to be an elderly woman, was trapped inside.

A Queensland Police spokesman said the car had rolled into a ditch.

The vehicle came to a rest on its roof.

More to come


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