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Stanthorpe Border Post - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO peo­ple are in hos­pi­tal, one in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion, af­ter three sep­a­rate ac­ci­dents within two days.

A 23-year-old woman is in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion at Princess Alexan­dra Hos­pi­tal in Bris­bane af­ter be­ing air­lifted from a mo­tor­cy­cle crash on Mon­day night.

A man is in a sta­ble con­di­tion at Toowoomba Hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing a three-ve­hi­cle crash on the New Eng­land High­way on Tues­day.

Nine peo­ple have been treated by paramedics with eight peo­ple need­ing hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion dur­ing the course of two days.

Around 12.30pm Tues­day two semi-trail­ers and a four-wheel drive col­lided near Dalveen, trap­ping one man in­side his truck cabin on the New Eng­land High­way.

The man, who was ex­tracted with hy­draulic tools by Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices, was treated at the scene by paramedics be­fore be­ing air­lifted to Toowoomba Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous fa­cial and leg in­juries.

A man in his 20s suf­fered a cut, a woman in her 30s was treated for ab­dom­i­nal pain and a man in his 60s was as­sessed for com­plaints of nau­sea.

A three-year-old girl was also in­volved in the crash but did not suf­fer in­juries.

All four were dis­charged from Stan­thorpe Hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

An­other man was taken to War­wick Hos­pi­tal and he has now been dis­charged.

Around 8.04pm Mon­day, a 23-year-old woman sus­tained leg and spinal in­juries and a 27-year-old man suf­fered shoul­der, leg and arm in­juries in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent at the in­ter­sec­tion of New Eng­land High­way and Tracey Ln at The Sum­mit.

Stan­thorpe Po­lice said the man claimed a truck was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent how­ever there was no ev­i­dence to sug­gest an­other ve­hi­cle was present and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

This fol­lowed an­other crash two hours ear­lier, at the cor­ner of Su­gar­loaf Rd and Pi­o­neers Pde, where a car crashed into a tree.

The male driver was as­sessed by paramedics but did not need to be taken to hos­pi­tal.

PHOTO: RACQ LIFEFLIGHT RES­CUE

THREE-VE­HI­CLE CRASH: Trucks col­lided on the New Eng­land High­way.

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