Four-car crash on Alice and Richmond Streets

4 in hospital after Alice St crash

CALLS for an upgrade to the Alice and Richmond streets intersection have been renewed after a four-car crash on Tuesday morning.

Four people were taken to Hervey Bay Hospital, including a 10-year-old girl, after the crash about 9.30am closed Alice St for about two hours.

Bidwell mother Carolyn Greenwood was waiting at the intersection when a sedan and van collided sending them both into her blue four-wheel drive.

The cars also hit a ute waiting at the intersection at the same time.

"I would like to see traffic lights here," she said.

"Something needs to be done."

Ms Greenwood was slightly shaken after the incident but she was thankful she was not hurt and her children were not in the car.

Maryborough police Sergeant Lyall Wood said it "appeared one of the vehicles has failed to stop at the stop sign".

"These two vehicles have gone onto the two (vehicles) stationery at the intersection."

Sgt Wood urged other motorists to take care.

"We would ask people to be mindful of other road users and the road rules," he said.

Sgt Wood said police were investigating the crash.

Maryborough Ambulance Station officer-in-charge Jeremy Woods said paramedics took four people to hospital and assessed a total of eight people at the scene.

Mr Woods said two women, a man and a 10-year-old girl were taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.

He said their injuries ranged from chest pain to scrapes and bruises.

Wilcox Bike Shop manager Bruce Phersson said crashes were not uncommon at the intersection.

He said he and shop assistants often heard a bang and would run to provide assistance.

"There was three in one week," he said.

"It happens all the time."



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