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Mum and baby safe after Warrego Hwy crash

One of the vehicles involved in a crash on the Warrego Hwy east of Toowoomba.
One of the vehicles involved in a crash on the Warrego Hwy east of Toowoomba.

UPDATE: Helidon Spa mother Tiffany Tate's trip to Toowoomba was ruined when she was involved in a crash on the Warrego Hwy.

Miss Tate was this morning relieved she and her eight-month-old son Elliot escaped the impact uninjured.

She had just pulled onto the westbound lanes of the highway from Twidales Rd when the crash occurred about 9.50am.

"I just pulled out like normal and then this car came up really quickly behind me..." Miss Tate said.

She thought the car was going to hit the rear of her Toyota Corolla.

"But then she just kind of turned and come and hit me on the driver's side.

"I've got an eight-month-old baby so I'm really glad she hit me on my side or it might not have gone down too well."

Miss Tate believed the other vehicle had been speeding.

Helidon police officer Senior Constable Will Goodman said no one was injured in the crash.

"Well the speed along this road is 100kmh so anything of impact is going to cause some damage, however, like I said, we are not 100 per cent sure about what speed the vehicles were going..." Snr Const. Goodman said.

He said the cause was still under investigation.

One lane of the highway was blocked while the scene was cleared.

10AM: Emergency services are at the scene of a serious two-vehicle crash on the Warrego Hwy just east of Toowoomba.

The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of the Warrego Hwy just west of Helidon.

At least one person has been extracted from the crash wreckage.

One person was taken to hospital after this crash on the Warrego Hwy near Helidon.
One person was taken to hospital after this crash on the Warrego Hwy near Helidon.

Both vehicles are off the highway.

At least one person is being taken to Toowoomba Hospital by ambulance.

Topics:  traffic crash warrego highway


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