10 hurt in Childers Rd crash

TEN people were hurt when a mini-bus full of backpackers overturned on Childers Road just before 6am yesterday.

Six ambulances were called to the scene of the crash, about 15km south of Bundaberg near Park View Estate, to deal with the large number of injured people.

The driver and nine passengers, believed to be backpackers on their way to fruit-picking work, received minor injuries when the van lost control and rolled on a slight bend.

While exact details of the injuries were not released yesterday, a Queensland Ambulance spokesman said no-one was seriously hurt.

“They were taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital for observation,” he said.

Queensland Fire and Rescue station officer Glenn Gifford said fire crews attended to help ambulance officers and the Bundaberg Police.

“Everyone was out of the vehicle when we arrived,” Mr Gifford said.

“It was pretty busy so our boys made sure the scene was safe.”

The highway remained open after the incident.

Bundaberg Police are investigating the cause of the crash.



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