Nine in­jured in col­li­sion at Wa­mu­ran

Sunshine Coast Daily - - NEWS -

FOREN­SIC po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a se­ri­ous two-ve­hi­cle crash in Wa­mu­ran that in­volved nine peo­ple, in­clud­ing chil­dren.

At about 8.10pm on Thurs­day night, a ve­hi­cle head­ing east on the D’Aguilar High­way crashed into an­other head­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion.

Nine oc­cu­pants from the two ve­hi­cles – three chil­dren and six adults – were trans­ported to the Lady Ci­lento Hos­pi­tal, Princess Alexan­dra Hos­pi­tal and the Royal Bris­bane and Women’s Hos­pi­tal with three of those in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice High Acu­ity Re­sponse Unit of­fi­cer Steve Walsh said 13 crews at­tended the crash.

“He­li­copters were con­sid­ered given the dis­tance from the ma­jor trauma fa­cil­i­ties but the weather made it too hard,” Mr Walsh said.

“Two adults were en­trapped and had to be re­moved by fire­fight­ers. The ma­jor­ity of pa­tients had a lot of in­juries and had to be trans­ported to a range of hos­pi­tals.

“It was one of the more chal­leng­ing days.”

The high­way was blocked in both di­rec­tions while emer­gency ser­vices re­sponded to the in­ci­dent, with the high­way re­open­ing at about 11pm.

Any mem­bers of the pub­lic who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or who have rel­e­vant dash-cam footage are re­quested to contact po­lice.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

IN­CRED­I­BLE ESCAPE: Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a se­ri­ous two-ve­hi­cle traf­fic crash that oc­curred at Wa­mu­ran on Thurs­day night, with nine peo­ple in­volved.

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