March 12, 2024

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A grave accident on the Bruce Hwy at Tinana has resulted in multiple injuries, with a young girl critically injured, highlighting the dangers on one of Queensland’s busiest highways and mobilizing a substantial emergency response.

Incident Details
The collision, involving three vehicles, occurred at 2:23 pm on Monday, with six individuals requiring medical attention. A young girl sustained severe head and pelvic injuries and is in critical condition, necessitating airlift evacuation to a hospital for specialized treatment.

Casualties and Medical Response
In addition to the critically injured child, two other patients were transported to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment. Another individual is also expected to be hospitalized. Meanwhile, two men, one in his 20s and another in his 60s, declined medical transport after the crash.

Emergency Services’ Response
Emergency services, including paramedics and a rescue helicopter, were promptly dispatched to the scene to provide critical care and facilitate the transport of the injured. The situation prompted a swift and coordinated effort to address the immediate medical needs and secure the area.

Investigation and Appeal for Information
Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision, seeking to understand the contributing factors and prevent future incidents. The public is urged to come forward with any information or dashcam footage that might assist in the investigation.

This tragic incident serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and the potential consequences of traffic accidents. As the community hopes for the recovery of the injured, particularly the critically injured child, the focus is on supporting the victims and enhancing safety measures on the Bruce Hwy to protect all road users.