UPDATE: Traffic flowing after four car pile-up on bridge
UPDATE, 6.30pm: All four cars involved in an earlier nose-to-tail on Rockhampton’s New Bridge have since been cleared.
One lane of traffic was left closed for over an hour as emergency services worked to clear the scene.
Two of the vehicles were able to be driven from the scene, while the remaining were later towed.
Traffic reportedly started to once again flow shortly before 5.30pm.
No serious injuries were reported.
UPDATE, 4.45pm: Six patients have escaped unharmed following a four vehicle collision on Rockhampton’s New Bridge.
QAS assessed all individuals on scene, with only some minor injuries sustained.
All patients declined transport to hospital.
QFES remain on scene managing traffic which remains heavily impacted.
Three of the vehicles have since been removed from the road.
Motorists are urged to seek an alternative route if possible.
INITIAL, 4.20pm: Traffic on one of Rockhampton’s major bridges is reportedly crawling following a four vehicle collision.
The incident occurred just after 4.05pm this afternoon on the Neville Hewitt Bridge.
It is understood three of the vehicles involved are “sandwiched together.”
All southbound traffic is expected to be heavily impacted for some time, with one lane completely blocked.
Early reports suggest no serious injuries have been sustained.
QAS, QPS and QFES are currently en route.