Three cars were involved in a serious accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Three cars were involved in a serious accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

Only one person remains in hospital after highway pile-up

UPDATE, 10AM: Police investigations into Wednesday's serious crash on the Brisbane Valley Highway will focus on proving one of the drivers was trying to overtake, shortly before colliding head-on with an on-coming vehicle.

Of the 10 people injured in the three-car accident at the Fairney Brook bridge only one person, a 40-year-old man, remains in hospital.

He is being treated for serious injuries, however police believe those injuries are no longer life threatening.

With the school Easter holidays continuing into this weekend, police are pleading with drivers to remain patient on the roads.

Three cars were involved in a serious accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Three cars were involved in a serious accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

 

 

UPDATE, 5AM: Two young children were among those airlifted from the scene of a serious crash on the Brisbane Valley Hwy yesterday.

Three vehicles were involved in the collision, which was reported at the Fairney Brook bridge about 1.10pm.

Of the 10 injured, four people, including a 27-year-old woman with a broken arm, six-year-old girl with stomach injuries, a 40-year-old man and five-year-old child with chest injuries, were airlifted to hospital.

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Senior Sergeant Gerry Ould said police were still trying to ascertain whether any of the more serious injuries were life threatening.

"We have called the forensic crash unit in as a precaution," Snr Sgt Ould said.

"There's no suggestion as to the cause of the crash at this stage and we are still investigating."

Firefighters used cutting equipment to free the 40-year-old man from one of the vehicles.

The other six people involved in the crash were assessed for various injuries and all were transported to hospital.

The crash closed the highway in both directions for several hours, with police diverting traffic through Glamorgan Vale via Glamorgan Vale Rd.

The incident occurred just south of Fernvale, at a section of the Brisbane Valley Highway that has been marked for State Government-funded repairs this year.

 

Three cars were involved in a serious accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Three cars were involved in a serious accident on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Fernvale. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

UPDATE, WEDNESDAY 6PM: The Brisbane Valley highway remains closed in both directions, five hours after a crash involving a sedan, a four-wheel-drive and a station wagon. 

Around 1.15pm, police responded to reports of the crash on the Brisbane Valley Highway at Fairney View where 10 people were injured.

Four people were airlifted and six people were taken by road to various hospitals, suffering from numerous injuries.

The highway remains closed in both directions with diversions in place via Glenmorganvale.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.

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EARLIER: THE Brisbane Valley Highway is closed in both directions following a crash involving three vehicles.

Two four-wheel-drives and a sedan were involved in the accident at the Fairney Brook bridge, about 1.10pm.

Ten people are injured, including four with serious injuries that have been airlifted to hospital.

Young children are among those injured.

The police forensic crash unit is investigating.

Police are unable to predict how long the highway will be closed.


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