Young man burnt in Cooroy car blaze

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

Bruce High­way ground to a halt yes­ter­day af­ter­noon af­ter a red hatch­back erupted in flames.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened just be­fore the Belli-Creek Rd exit at Cooroy, around 3pm.

Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices were quick to re­spond to the scene af­ter mul­ti­ple 000 calls from the pub­lic.

When the two QFES crews ar­rived they found the blaze to be “well es­tab- lished” and closed the high­way while they fought the fire.

The high­way was shut for about 20 min­utes and re­opened once the car was ex­tin­guished.

One lane re­mained closed which cre­ated traf­fic headaches for north­bound mo­torists head­ing towards the Gympie and Fraser Coast re­gions.

Emer­gency ser­vice per­son­nel from both the Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice and the Queens­land Am­bu­lance SerTHE vice were re­quired at scene to con­trol traf­fic and treat the two in­jured oc­cu­pants.

A Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesper­son said a man in his 20s sus­tained burns to his legs.

A woman was also in­volved in the blaze but not hurt.

They were both trans­ported to Gympie Hos­pi­tal in sta­ble con­di­tions.

The high­way re­opened soon af­ter the pair was taken to hos­pi­tal.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

TRAF­FIC CHAOS: A car on fire forced the Bruce High­way to grind to a halt at Cooroy yes­ter­day.

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