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UPDATE: Three trucks collide at roadworks on busy CQ highway

6.30PM: ONE person was airlifted to hospital after three trucks crashed at roadworks on the Bruce Highway this morning.

The three trucks (two B-doubles and a semi-trailer) rear ended each other at road works 30km south of Miriam Vale about 2.40am, blocking the highway in both directions.

A male driver was trapped in one of the trucks and sustained leg and abdomen injuries in the crash.

The driver was freed within an hour and airlifted to the Rockhampton Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

6.50AM: ONE person is being airlifted to hospital after two trucks crashed at roadworks on the Bruce Highway this morning.

Queensland Police have said one truck collided with the back of another at road works near Miriam Vale around 2.40am this morning, blocking the highway in both directions.

A male driver was trapped in one of the trucks and sustained leg and abdomen injuries in the crash.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services had four crews at the scene and were required to cut the trapped driver from his truck.

The driver was freed within an hour and was transported by Queensland Ambulance Service to a nearby oval where he was met by a rescue helicopter.

It is understood the driver is, at this time, in the process of being airlifted to the Rockhampton Hospital.

A spokesperson for QFES said they were also required to clear a small fuel spill on the road following the crash.

The Bruce Highway is blocked in both directions.

Local diversions are in place for traffic until the road reopens.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

More to follow.



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