The car crashed into the water off the Bruce Highway at Elimbah.
The car crashed into the water off the Bruce Highway at Elimbah.

Bruce Hwy reopens as police call off search for crash victims

UPDATE 2.30pm: ALL lanes northbound of the Bruce Highway have been reopened after a rollover at Elimbah this morning. 

Lanes had been closed on the highway as police divers and SES volunteers conducted searches for occupants of the vehicle. 

The vehicle had rolled and was found on its side in a ditch in the Six Mile Creek earlier this morning. 

Divers were called in to search for the missing occupants which proved unsuccessful. 

The highway has re-opened as it appears the occupants did a runner. 

 

UPDATE: 12.45pm POLICE are yet to locate the occupants of a single-vehicle rollover on the Bruce Highway at Elimbah this morning hours after the crash. 

Divers have SES volunteers have been called in to search waters around the Six Mile Creek bridge crossing. . 

Police media say the vehicle is on its side in a ditch 300m south of the Steve Irwin Way exit. 

The car crashed into the water off the Bruce Highway at Elimbah.
The car crashed into the water off the Bruce Highway at Elimbah.

The divers are being employed to make sure the occupants are not in nearby water. At this stage it is a precautionary action. 

Lengthy delays are expected for motorists with traffic banked back at least eight kilometres. 

The police media spokesperson does not expect a second lane to be re-opened for two hours while they search the area. 

More to follow. 

 

Major congestion on the Bruce Hwy, with police warning of two-hour delays.
Major congestion on the Bruce Hwy, with police warning of two-hour delays.

10.20AM: A CRASH on the Bruce Highway at Elimbah this morning presented Queensland Ambulance Service officers with an unusual scenario on arrival.

Paramedics were called to a single-vehicle rollover at 6.15am, but paramedics were unable to locate the patient.

The northbound crash affected traffic towards the Coast causing morning delays for motorists.

Then just before 7am, the paramedics were called to another crash in the same area.

That second crash involved two vehicles with three patients being assessed.

It is still yet to be determined whether the two crashes are linked.

Queensland Police have reported the traffic congestion on the Bruce as "significant" and advise motorists to use caution on the roads. 

Motorists heading south to Brisbane say the traffic is banked all the way past Caboolture. 

More to follow.


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