Pregnant woman hurt in car crash

A PREGNANT woman has suspected spinal injuries after she was thrown from a car as it rolled, after a crash on a notorious stretch of Gin Gin highway, about 2.30am yesterday.

“It is believed she had just taken her seatbelt off and reclined her seat to get some sleep (when the crash occurred),” AGL Action Rescue air crewman Mark Dainer said.

The vehicle rolled several times after it lost control and left the Bruce Highway 15km north of Gin Gin, eventually coming to rest on the woman's lower body and crushing her pelvis and thighs.

Mr Dainer said the 27-year-old mother-to-be was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital.

She was believed to be in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Two men also travelling in the vehicle received minor injuries, and were taken to Bundaberg Hospital by road.

The accident occurred only 12km from the site of last week's two-car crash on a stretch of highway known as “The Big Dipper”, which trapped an elderly couple.

Gin Gin Police Acting Sergeant Tim Marrinan said the section of road where yesterday's crash occurred was a known blackspot.

“We've had three trucks roll over there in recent years, and three car crashes,” Sgt Marrinan said.

“It's second only to 'The Big Dipper' in terms of the number of accidents.”



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