Horror smash closes road for hours
TRAINEE professional golfer Mark Shaw had a bloody warm-up to a local $10,000 Pro Am when he was one of the first people on the scene of a serious traffic crash on the Bruce Hwy at Isis River, about 15km south of Childers.
Mr Shaw, from Nambour, came across the two-car head-on collision after leaving Childers early Saturday morning for a noon tee-off in the Burrum District Golf Club Pro am.
With the highway blocked for three hours, he arrived on the first tee at 11.58am after helping ambulance officers with the injured and assisting emergency workers clear the highway of debris.
“It was pretty horrific,” he said.
“The vehicles were a total write off; it's a 100kmh stretch of road and it happened on a long bend.
“It was very wet; perhaps one of the vehicles aquaplaned.”
Mr Shaw said one of the vehicles was displaying an L plate in the windscreen though he did not know if a learner driver was in control of one of the vehicles at the time of the accident.
The police Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the accident.
A woman in her 20s was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital with what are believed to be life threatening injuries, a police media spokesperson said.
A man in his 20s, a woman in her 40s, a male youth and a male infant were all taken to the Bundaberg Base Hospital with what were believed to be non-serious injuries.