Toowoomba woman in hospital after Warrego Highway crash
LATEST: The driver of a car involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the Warrego Highway near Dalby remains in hospital in a serious condition.
Investigations into the multi-vehicle crash near the intersection of Yarralla Wheat Rd 10km west of Dalby on Wednesday are continuing.
The 53-year-old woman from Rangeville in Toowoomba suffered critical injuries and was airlifted from the scene.
She remains in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital.
Initial investigations indicated the car crossed onto the wrong side of the highway into the path of an oncoming truck before being hit by another car following the heavy vehicle.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash which closed the highway for more than five hours yesterday.
WEDNESDAY, 3.50PM: The Warrego Highway has been re-opened more than five hours after a multi-vehicle crash west of Dalby.
Police confirmed the highway in both directions re-opened to traffic at 3.30pm after it was shut due to a two car and a truck collision about 10.20am.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Yarralla Wheat Rd.
One woman is in a Brisbane hospital in a critical condition after she was airlifted from the scene.
Two others were taken to Dalby Hospital.
1.30PM: A woman is in a critical condition after a multi-vehicle crash near Dalby this morning.
Police said a woman, aged in her 50s, suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to hospital from the scene of the crash on the Warrego Highway, about 10km west of Dalby.
Initial investigations suggest a car crossed onto the wrong side of the highway and collided head-on with a prime mover.
A vehicle following the prime mover also collided with the car.
The truck driver suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision.
The driver and passenger of the third car were trapped for a short time but were freed from the vehicle by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews.
The pair was taken to Dalby Hospital.
Diversions remain in place with all traffic being directed along the Old Warrego Highway as Forensic Crash Unit investigations continue.
NOON: One person is being airlifted from the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on the Warrego Highway west of Dalby.
A police spokesman said the person was being airlifted by helicopter from the scene of the crash reported about 10.20am.
All emergency services remain at the incident site about 10km west of Dalby near the intersection of the Yarralla Wheat Rd.
Diversions are in place along Dalby Kogan Rd and delays are expected for vehicles unable to re-route through the detour.
11AM: Police have closed the Warrego Highway west of Dalby due to a serious two-vehicle crash.
Traffic will be diverted to the Old Warrego Highway on the Dalby Kogan Rd is both directions.
Multiple emergency services crews are at the scene of the crash believed to involve a car and truck at the intersection of Yarralla Wheat Rd.
The Forensic Crash Unit is en route to the crash scene.
INITIAL, 10.35AM: Emergency services are responding to a serious traffic crash on the Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba.
Initial reports suggest two vehicles have collided on the highway near the intersection of the Yarralla Wheat Rd west of Dalby.
Reports indicate at least one person in trapped in one of the vehicles involved.
The crash was reported to authorities about 10.20am.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services from Toowoomba are responding to the incident along with Dalby crews, Queensland Ambulance paramedics and police.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.