UPDATE: The three children have been airlifted to the Queensland Children’s Hospital this afternoon after a serious crash near Goomeri.
The two younger girls, a preschool-aged child and an infant, had no major injuries but were transported as a precaution.
A primary school aged girl was transported with abdominal and pelvic injuries.
Motorists can expect delays well into the evening along the Burnett Highway, with diversions in place along Beramba Rd.
EARLIER: Paramedics are assessing a man in a critical condition and three children following a ‘serious’ crash near Goomeri, while a helicopter waits nearby on scene.
The man, who was initially encapsulated in the vehicle, had been freed after the car had crashed into a tree along the Burnett Hway this afternoon at 1.47pm.
A QAS spokeswoman said paramedics were treating the man on scene for a serious head injury.
A primary school-aged girl who was also in the crash is in a serious condition with chest and abdominal pains.
A preschool-aged boy and an infant are both in a stable condition and are appearing uninjured.
A rescue helicopter had been tasked to the spot about 12km south of Goomeri.
Queensland Police officers are urging motorists to be cautious as the Burnett Highway has been impacted by the serious traffic crash and delays will be likely.