CRASH: One dead, four injured in crash on the Bunya Highway

Several QFES and QAS crews attended the site of the incident, aided by police. 313933_02

A serious three-vehicle crash on the Bunya Highway just north of Kingaroy this morning has left one woman dead and several people in critical condition.

Six people were involved in a three-vehicle crash on the Bunya Highway near Booie Crawford Road, between Kingaroy and Crawford, at about 8.20am this morning, Thursday 22 December.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said that first responders were assessing six people and have provided information on five of the six.

One patient, a 96-year-old woman, passed away at the scene after first being reported to be in a critical condition, according to Queensland Police.

A man in his 60s, reported to have been in the same vehicle as the deceased, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with serious chest injuries.

A woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s are reportedly in a stable condition, while a woman in her 70s was encapsulated in her vehicle with neck pain.

According to a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson, four crews were on the scene as of writing, and used hydraulic cutting gear to remove the side of a vehicle to make it easier for paramedics to reach the occupant.

QAS paramedics transported four of the people involved in the crash to Kingaroy Hospital following recovery efforts, including one of the patients in critical condition; a LifeFlight helicopter was tasked to provide additional assistance and was seen landing at the Kingaroy Hospital shortly after the incident.

The Queensland Police forensic crash unit attended the scene and put diversions in place, according to a Queensland Police Services spokesperson.

Motorists were advised that traffic northbound from Kingaroy was being diverted at Booie Crawford Road.