Young man burnt in Cooroy car blaze
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.
TRAFFIC CHAOS: A car on fire forced the Bruce Highway to grind to a halt at Cooroy yesterday.