News

Highway re-opens after trucks crash on Bruce Hwy

Police and emergency services attend the scene of a serious crash involving two trucks north of Gin Gin on the Bruce Highway.
Police and emergency services attend the scene of a serious crash involving two trucks north of Gin Gin on the Bruce Highway. Max Fleet

UPDATE 11AM: The Bruce Highway 10km north of Gin Gin is now open in both directions after a serious truck crash on Friday morning.

Traffic is reported to be flowing freely.

7.50AM: One lane of the Bruce Highway is set to remain closed until mid-afternoon after a serious truck crash just north of Gin Gin.

At around 1.30am a semi-trailer and a B-double collided about 10km north of Gin Gin, closing both lanes of the Highway.

Emergency services provided assistance to the male drivers of both vehicles, and the driver of one truck has been airlifted to hospital.

One lane of the highway is now open, but significant delays are expected.

Police are encouraging people to seek alternative routes, and diversions are in place:

Southbound - use Fingerboard Road from the Miriam Vale end via Rosedale to Bundaberg

Northbound - use Apple Tree Creek turnoff to Bundaberg and follow signs to Agnes Water, Rosedale and on to Miriam Vale. 

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene at 1.30am.

Emergency services worked for two hours to free the man from the truck.

Once released, the man in his 20s was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition with multi-trauma injuries.

One in ten of all RACQ CareFlight Rescue missions are to treat and airlift patients seriously injured in road accidents.

Topics:  bruce hwy, crash, gin gin, truck




Toddler found on highway, mum found drunk

The woman's son was only three at the time

Paramedic students train on ‘Trauma Island’

University of the Sunshine Coast Bachelor of Paramedic Science students working on ‘patients’ from a simulated vehicle rollover during a recent training event on Fraser Island.

Students put to the test in 'real life' accident scenarios

120-plus tourism park approved by council

Conditional approval granted for tourist park at Moore Park Beach.

Many residents oppose tourist park development

Latest deals and offers

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Guess which morning show is visiting the Bundy region?

Sam Mac hosts the TV series First Dates. Supplied by Channel 7. Please credit photo to Jeremy Greive.

Everyone's invited to head down and be a part of the broadcast

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Bunnings starts demolition of historic foundry buildings

Demolition works have started at the Toowoomba Foundry.

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF