Rescue 510 arrives at Cairns Hospital after a crash at Tolga. PHOTO: Stewart McLean
Rescue 510 arrives at Cairns Hospital after a crash at Tolga. PHOTO: Stewart McLean

Children among injured in multi-vehicle FNQ crash

UPDATE: A teenager, one of five people injured in a Tablelands crash this afternoon, has been flown to Cairns Hospital in a serious condition.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said another patient had been taken to Mareeba Hospital in a stable condition.

The conditions of three other people injured in the crash are not yet known.

Both the Rescue 510 and Rescue 521 helicopters were tasked to the multi-vehicle crash on the Kennedy Highway between Tolga and Rocky Creek.

Rescue 510 arrives at Cairns Hospital after a crash at Tolga. PHOTO: Stewart McLean
Rescue 510 arrives at Cairns Hospital after a crash at Tolga. PHOTO: Stewart McLean


EARLIER: Two rescue helicopters are on scene and paramedics are treating five people, including children, after a crash on the Tablelands.

About 3.10pm on Monday, emergency services were called after reports that two cars had crashed on the Kennedy Highway, just north of Tolga.

An ambulance spokesman said three crews were on scene.

Paramedics are treating a man and a woman both in their 40s, two primary-school aged children with abdominal injuries, and one teenager with internal injuries.

 


 

A police spokesman said five people were involved in the crash.

"There's a traffic build-up, so police on scene may also be providing traffic directions," the spokesman said.

Traffic in both directions are affected with lanes blocked.

Delays are expected and motorists should allow extra travel time.

More to come.

 

toby.vue@news.com.au

 

 

Originally published as Children among injured in multi-vehicle FNQ crash


IN PHOTOS: Sporting action captured at Emerald

Premium Content IN PHOTOS: Sporting action captured at Emerald

Players from across the region made their way to Emerald for an action-packed...

AMAZING DEAL: Read it all for $3 a week for first 12 weeks

Premium Content AMAZING DEAL: Read it all for $3 a week for first 12 weeks

You get access to local and regional news and the Courier Mail

GREAT WALL FALLS: QLD border to reopen on Dec 1

Premium Content GREAT WALL FALLS: QLD border to reopen on Dec 1

Queensland to open to NSW from December 1, with decision on Victoria yet to be...