UPDATE: 4.06pm: 

A WITNESS to a head-on crash between a garbage truck and a four-wheel drive on the Bruce Hwy has recalled the moment of the collision, which has left a woman with cuts to her head.

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Paramedics are racing the woman, a passenger in the four-wheel drive towing a caravan, to Gladstone Base Hospital.  

A garbage truck, owned by the council's contractor, JJ Richards & Sons, then slammed on its brakes and veered across the road, on to the grass, to dodge the B-double and the four-wheel drive.

But it collided with the four-wheel drive.

The damaged 4WD on the Bruce Hwy.
The damaged 4WD on the Bruce Hwy.

A woman emerged from the passenger side of the vehicle "with blood coming down her chest" while the driver, a man, was "cool and calm", according to Ms Wesdijk.

Ms Wesdijk called 000 and two workers from the Department of Main Roads, who were cleaning the toilets at the time, directed traffic around the crash.

EARLIER: 

PARAMEDICS and police are racing to the scene of a two-vehicle head-on crash on the north-bound lane of the Bruce Hwy near Benaraby, at the Benaraby Bridge.

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Paramedics, firefighters, and police are on the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, firefighters, and police are on the scene of the accident.

Police have closed down the north-bound lane of the Bruce Hwy after a garbage truck and a 4WD towing a caravan collided.

Paramedics were called to the accident at 2.46pm.

A garbage truck and a 4WD have collided on the Bruce Hwy.
A garbage truck and a 4WD have collided on the Bruce Hwy.

We are expecting to hear about the condition of those involved shortly.

More to come


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