A woman has been airlifted to the Royal Brisbane after her truck crashed into a school bus.
A woman has been airlifted to the Royal Brisbane after her truck crashed into a school bus.

HORROR CRASH: Woman seriously hurt as truck crashes into school bus

UPDATE 11.18AM: Police have advised that Steve Irwin Way has been reopened to traffic following this morning's crash. 

The road was previously closed so a rescue chopper could land to airlift the woman, aged in her 30s, to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a serious condition. 

The forensic crash unit kept the scene closed for the last few hours to investigate the crash. 

Emergency crews rush to free the woman pinned in her truck after this morning's horror crash.
Emergency crews rush to free the woman pinned in her truck after this morning's horror crash.

UPDATE 9:05AM: A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson has confirmed that the woman, suffering serious leg and spinal injuries, has now been airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

Police have advised that Steve Irwin Way will remain closed for some time while the forensic crash unit investigates. 

The truck collided with this bus on Steve Irwin Way this morning.
The truck collided with this bus on Steve Irwin Way this morning.

Clayton's Towing are clearing the scene and transporting the truck back to their impound yard on police hold.

UPDATE 8.45AM: Fire crews have cut a woman free from the wreckage of a crash on the Sunshine Coast.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, has "extensive lower leg injuries with possible spinal injuries" according to ambulance officials.

Steve Irwin Way is currently closed while the rescue chopper waits to airlift the woman to the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital.

Crews are working to cut a woman trapped in the wreckage of a crash on the Sunshine Coast.
Crews are working to cut a woman trapped in the wreckage of a crash on the Sunshine Coast.

UPDATE 8AM:  A woman is trapped in the wreckage of a horror crash on the Sunshine Coast.

A bus and a truck have collided on Steve Irwin Way this morning, with emergency crews rushing to free the woman, reportedly the driver of the truck.

Reports indicate that there were no schoolchildren on the bus at the time.

A rescue chopper is on its way as paramedics prepare to airlift the woman who is suffering from abdominal pains.

Paramedics have also assessed a man on scene, who was uninjured according to a QAS spokesperson.

Steve Irwin Way is closed as the rescue chopper prepares to land.

Police have requested that commuters steer clear while crews work to rescue the trapped woman.

A helicopter has been tasked to airlift the woman, pinned in the crash wreckage, to hospital.
A helicopter has been tasked to airlift the woman, pinned in the crash wreckage, to hospital.

BREAKING: Emergency crews are frantically working to free a person pinned in the wreckage of a crash between a bus and truck on a busy Coast road this morning.

Crews were called to the intersection of Kings Road and Steve Irwin Way in the Glasshouse Mountains at 7.15am, after reports of a crash between a truck and bus with someone trapped inside.

Police have arrived on scene, and are asking people in the area to take an alternate route while rescue crews work to cut the person free.

"Police expect the road to be closed for at least until 8am," a Queensland Police spokesman said.

Paramedics and fire crews are yet to arrive on scene, but it is expected that the person will need to be cut free.

It comes after a  man died when his station wagon collided with a semi-trailer on the Brisbane Valley Highway.


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Bushfire reported near Glen Esk

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Newly planted trees stolen straight out of soil in parklands

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