Three accidents in one day
FOUR people were taken to hospital yesterday after three serious crashes in a dangerous day on Bundaberg's roads.
The first call for help came at 12.30pm when a car and a motorbike carrying two people collided at the intersection of Walker and Kensington streets, Norville.
The male rider, believed to be in his 50s, was treated at the scene for a serious chest injury and a head wound.
He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
After emergency medical treatment, the man was in serious but stable condition last night.
His female passenger sustained minor injuries and was also taken to Bundaberg Hospital.
The impact of the crash shattered the windscreen and crumpled the roof of the Mitsubishi sedan, but the male driver aged in his 70s was unharmed.
Eastbound traffic was diverted down Faldt Street for about an hour after the collision as forensic crash investigators from Bundaberg Police photographed the scene.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
About three hours later, a woman was trapped for more than an hour after a collision between a van and a utility at the intersection of Enterprise and Takalvan streets.
“We had to use the jaws of life to take the door off,” Queensland Fire and Rescue Bundaberg station officer Vicki Shailer said.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the woman's legs were caught in the crush of metal.
“It took about an hour and 20 minutes to free her,” the spokeswoman said.
“She was conscious for that time, with compression injuries to her lower legs.”
The woman was taken to Bundaberg Hospital, but her condition was not believed to be serious.
Two passengers travelling in the rear of the van and the driver of the utility were uninjured.
Shortly after 5pm, a woman received minor injuries after a prang at the intersection of George and Powers street.
Two cars were involved and a woman was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.