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Driver trapped in wreck after head-on crash near Midgee

SERIOUS CRASH: Emergency services inspect the scene of an accident 20km south of Rockhampton on the Bruce Hwy. A silver sedan lies in a heap among the tall grass.
SERIOUS CRASH: Emergency services inspect the scene of an accident 20km south of Rockhampton on the Bruce Hwy. A silver sedan lies in a heap among the tall grass. Allan Reinikka Rokacrash

FOR more than 30 minutes, a man believed to be in his 50s was stuck in his white Toyota ute with multiple injuries after a head-on crash south of Rockhampton.

The man, whom authorities weren't able to identify, was driving a white Toyota when it collided with a silver Ford Falcon near the Kangaroo Country Caravan Park in Midgee around 10.30am yesterday.

A police media spokeswoman said one of the two vehicles, which was heading towards Gladstone, had veered on to the wrong side of the road.

Following this, the vehicle clipped a silver- coloured Nissan ute and collided head-on with another oncoming vehicle.

It was unclear, from the several authorities the Morning Bulletin contacted, which direction the white Toyota and the Ford Falcon were travelling in.

Clint Kirkbride, who owns the caravan park in Midgee, raced to the scene (300m up the road) shortly after it happened.

He saw the driver of the white ute trapped in his vehicle for more than half an hour.

Four men, including the ute driver and the 36-year- old man who drove the Ford Falcon, were transported to Rockhampton Hospital with multiple injuries.

Three were in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the ute was injured the most and was last night in a serious condition at Rockhampton Hospital.

Cars were backed-up for more than 3km on either side of the crash and the highway was closed for about five hours.

However, Rockhampton police officers put diversions to Bouldercombe in place.

Topics:  bruce highway, crash, head-on, midgee




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