FATAL CRASH: More details emerge after highway tragedy


LATEST: A WOMAN who was killed in a two-car crash at Tiaro on Thursday was from Apple Tree Creek.

The 58-year-old woman died while being transported to hospital, while her husband, a passenger in the car, was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with serious injuries, but in a stable condition.

He was transported by paramedics to RACQ Lifeflight's rescue helicopter, which landed in a paddock near the crash scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 28-year-old Coopers Plains man, was also flown to hospital after the crash.

A QGAir helicopter transported the man to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

UPDATE: A 58-year-old woman has died following a two-car crash on the Bruce Highway at Tiaro overnight.

Two men - a 60-year-old man who was a passenger in her car, and the 28-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle - were taken to hospital.

The incident occurred about 7.20pm.

The 58-year-old female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene while a 60-year-old male passenger was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment.

The 28-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the second vehicle was airlifted to Brisbane for treatment.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

UPDATE, 10.50PM: A woman has died after a horror crash at Tiaro, a spokesman from the Queensland Ambulance Service has confirmed.

The woman was driving a maroon Ford Escape northbound on the Bruce Highway when a blue Lancer crossed to the wrong side of the road.

Paramedics worked to save the woman, but it is understood she died on the way to hospital.

Two men have been airlifted to hospital after the crash.

One was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital while the other was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

One person has been critically injured and another seriously injured in a crash at Tiaro.
One person has been critically injured and another seriously injured in a crash at Tiaro.

UPDATE: 9.55PM: A woman is fighting for life after a horror crash at Tiaro on Thursday. 

The woman and her male passenger had to be cut from their vehicle, a maroon Ford Escape, after the crash.

Sergeant Glenn Rusten said a blue Mitsubishi Lancer had crossed to the wrong side of the road, colliding with the other vehicle.

The man in the Lancer has serious internal injuries as a result of the crash.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash.
One of the vehicles involved in the crash. Carlie Walker

UPDATE, 9.30PM: One person is in a critical condition and another has been seriously injured in a crash at Tiaro on Thursday.

A third person suffered minor injuries, according to a spokesman from the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.

He said two people who had been trapped because of the extent of their injuries had now been extricated from their vehicle.

A woman was critically injured in the crash.
A woman was critically injured in the crash.

It is understood the two patients who have been seriously injured will be airlifted to hospital.

The third will be taken to hospital in an ambulance. 

Several people have been injured in a serious crash at Tiaro.
Several people have been injured in a serious crash at Tiaro. Carlie Walker

UPDATE, 9.15PM: Emergency crews are working to free two patients trapped in a vehicle after a two-car crash at Tiaro.

The crash happened about 7.30pm and it is understood crews have been working since then to try to free the person.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, with lengthy delays expected on the Bruce Highway.

UPDATE, 9.05PM: Traffic is banked up in both directions as emergency crews continue to assist patients at a serious crash at Tiaro.

The forensic crash unit is carrying out investigations at the scene.

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time, however a rescue helicopter had been called in to attend to patients, a police spokeswoman said.

UPDATE, 8PM: A rescue helicopter is on its way to a crash on the Bruce Highway at Tiaro.

A police spokeswoman said the highway was currently closed in both directions.

Paramedics are at the scene of the two-vehicle crash and are assisting four patients.

EARLIER: Emergency crews are at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at Tiaro.

The crash happened about 7.30pm on Thursday.

A spokeswoman from the Queensland Ambulance Service said crews had just arrived and it was unclear how many patients needed assistance or if there were injuries.

The crash happened near the intersection of Tahiti Rd.

Both lanes of traffic are affected.


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