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UPDATE: Kids lucky to be alive after car crash

Single vehicle accident on the Bruce Highway just north of Raglan.
Single vehicle accident on the Bruce Highway just north of Raglan. Mike Richards GLA160417BRUCE

UPDATE:

TWO young children are alive because of car safety seats after a dramatic crash yesterday.

In a timely reminder for parents over the Easter break, two boys, a 20-month-old and a six-week-old, managed to escape a serious car crash on the Bruce Hwy relatively uninjured.

The 23-year-old woman was trapped in the car and required emergency assistance to get out.

The woman was treated by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service's doctor and a critical care paramedic for suspected internal and facial injuries and then flown to Rockhampton.

A Queensland Ambulance Services spokeswoman said all patients were stable when treated at the scene.

"The 23-year-old female has rib pain and facial injuries," she said.

"We also transported a 24-year-old male with tibia and fibia fractures of the right leg and possible fractures, but not as obvious, to the left leg."

Sgt Barton said the Bruce Hwy was closed for about an hour.

"We had one lane going for a good while until air rescue turned up and used the highway as a landing zone," he said.

Police are investigating.

EARLIER:

TWO young children under two-years-old are lucky to be alive.

The two boys, a 20-month-old and a six-week-old, were in a serious car crash this morning on the Bruce Hwy.

Sergeant Kieran Barton said the only reason the kids were alive was because they were in the right child restraint seats.

Sgt Barton said the kids had very minor injuries which was incredibly lucky.

The accident happen about 7.20am on Easter Sunday.

The woman was airlifted by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service to Rockhampton Hospital with facial and internal injuries.

The driver, a 24-year-old man was also taken to the hospital by road with serious leg injuries.

The driver and passengers are from Narangba.

A Rockhampton Hospital spokeswoman said the woman, man and child were all in a stable condition.

The highway was shut for about an hour.

Investigations are continuing.

UPDATE:

A Rockhampton Hospital spokeswoman said the woman, man and child were all in a stable condition.

It is believed they will remain in hospital overnight.

UPDATE:

The woman was treated by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service's doctor and critical care paramedic for suspected internal and facial injuries suffered during the crash.

The patient was flown by the helicopter to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition for further scans and treatment.

The 24-year-old man, who was driving and one of the two kids in the car, were also injured in the crash and taken by road to Rockhampton Hospital.

EARLIER: 11:45AM

A 24-YEAR-OLD man and a 23-year-old woman were seriously injured in a crash on the Bruce Hwy near Raglan this morning.

A police statement said initial information suggests about 7.20am, the vehicle was travelling on the highway near Raglan when it left the road, crashing into a concrete culvert.

Both from Narangba, the man had serious leg injuries and the woman had terrible injuries to her face.

They were taken to Rockhampton Hospital for treatment of their non-life-threatening injuries.

The Bruce Highway was closed but has since reopened.

Investigations are continuing.

UPDATE: 10.13am

The Bruce Hwy is now open in both directions. 

It is believed the man and 20-month-old boy were sent to Rockhampton Base Hospital. 

It is believed the six-week-old boy suffered very minor scratches and the woman has sustained non-life threatening injuries. 

A tow truck was on scene.

UPDATE:

The rescue helicopter has landed and is expected to bring the woman to Rockhampton Base Hospital.

The Bruce Highway is currently closed heading towards Rockhampton.

EARLIER:

A WOMAN is entrapped in a vehicle after a crash involving two young children earlier this morning.

Gladstone senior sergeant Jim Vogler said the single vehicle accident happened before 7.20am on the Bruce Hwy near Raglan, north of Mt Larcom.

A Queensland Ambulance Services (QAS) spokes woman said there was four people involved.

"At the moment we have got a female patient currently entrapped and we're working on extracting her," she said.

"We also have two children uninjured ... 20-months-old and six-weeks-old.

"The gentleman self extracted and he has got some possible fractures to his foot."

There will be a helicopter attending the scene to airlift the female to hospital.

It is believed the vehicle went off the road and down an embankment.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

This part of Bruce Hwy is currently closed.

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