Teen with 'significant' injuries one of 7 hospitalised
UPDATE MONDAY 7.30AM: A TEENAGE girl is recovering in Mackay Base Hospital after suffering 'significant' injuries in yesterday's crash at Eimeo.
The teenager, understood to be aged 19, was trapped in her Ford Focus by the legs for up to an hour after three vehicles collided at the intersection of Eimeo Road and Melanie Street about 4pm.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the woman suffered 'significant lower leg injuries' and was among seven people transported to Mackay Base Hospital. All were in stable conditions.
UPDATE 5PM: SEVEN people have been taken to Mackay Base Hospital following a three-vehicle crash at Eimeo this afternoon.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said among those transported to hospital via ambulance was a woman who was trapped in a vehicle, but has since been freed. The condition and injuries of the woman could not be provided.
She said three children suffered abdominal pain in the crash while an 18-year-old woman suffered a fractured ankle, a 58-year-old (gender unknown) had abdominal pain, a 62-year-old (gender unknown) had abdominal pain and a 25-year-old man suffered injuries.
All have been taken to hospital and emergency services remain on site clearing the scene.
UPDATE 4.25PM: FIVE people have reportedly suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle crash at Eimeo this afternoon.
While it was initially reported four vehicles were involved, that has since been revised to three.
The Daily Mercury understands crews are still working to free a woman trapped inside one of the vehicles while a further four people are being treated at the scene.
A reporter at the scene said traffic was backed up at the scene with the road currently closed.
More to come.
UPDATE 4.10PM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services are working to free a woman trapped in a vehicle at Eimeo.
Reports indicate the woman has significant injuries.
Queensland Ambulance Service are also treating the drivers of the other vehicles involved, with reports they are not seriously injured.
Eulbertie Avenue is expected to be closed to all traffic for some time.
More to come.
BREAKING 4PM: EMERGENCY services are responding to Eimeo following reports of a major three-car crash.
Initial reports indicate four vehicles have crashed on Eulbertie Avenue, off Eimeo Road with one vehicle reportedly on its roof.
It is unclear how many people are involved in the accident at this stage, however there are early reports one person is trapped inside a vehicle, one is unconscious and there are people lying on the roadway.