TWO women on their way to a funeral were held up when their Holden Commodore car collided with a van on the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd yesterday about 3pm.

It is understood the 39-year-old woman driver was trying to perform a U-turn after missing Urraween Rd when her Holden Commodore clipped the van.

Two tradesmen in the van were taken to hospital after their van flipped on to its side.

One of the men reported a suspected broken ankle, while the 25-year-old driver said he was "pretty scratched up".

The crash blocked traffic in both directions as emergency crews worked to right the van and clear it from the middle of the roadway.

Police at the scene said the car had pulled off to the left to do a U-turn and struck the van as it was overtaking.

They estimated the van was doing about 60kmh when it rolled.

The woman driver of the Holden was issued a ticket for failing to give way during a U-turn.

 

EARLIER: Two tradies were taken to hospital after their work van crashed and rolled in Hervey Bay on Thursday.

One of the men reported having a suspected broken ankle, while the driver said he was "pretty scratched up".

The pair were travelling in on the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd when a sedan travelling ahead of them attempted to perform a U-turn.

The Holden Commodore clipped the van, throwing it onto its side in the middle of the road.

The crash occurred near Urraween Rd about 3pm.

Traffic was blocked in both directions while emergency crews worked to clear the roadway.

The driver of the Holden, a 39-year-old woman, was issued a ticket for failing to give way during a U-turn.



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