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