Rescue News

Marlborough Collision

Eleven people involved in an early morning crash on March 1, were lucky to walk away with relatively minor injuries when two motor vehicles collided on the Bruce Highway, just south of Marlborough.

Reports suggest two vehicles side swiped each other at speed on the highway, causing a small SUV to veer off the road and roll down an embankment, coming to rest atop its’ roof. The driver of the SUV was treated at the scene for a suspected broken leg and pelvis. She was taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a stable condition while her two teenage passengers were treated at the scene for shock and minor injuries.

The north bound vehicle containing eight occupants, one of which was heavily pregnant, were assessed at the scene and all found to be in stable conditions with either minor or no injuries. The pregnant woman was however taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital by road ambulance as a precautionary measure.

The RACQ CapRescue crew noted that this particular section of the highway is notorious for motor vehicle accidents, often due to fatigued drivers. For what should have been the scene of a horrific accident, it’s a timely reminder for drivers to be mindful of their wellbeing and remember the Fatal Five when travelling on our Queensland roads.

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