A four vehicle crash on Fingerboard Rd 5km from Miriam Vale has left an elderly man with minor head lacerations.
A four vehicle crash on Fingerboard Rd 5km from Miriam Vale has left an elderly man with minor head lacerations. Paul Braven

PHOTOS: Police shut down road with rolled caravan stuck

UPDATE: TODAY 11.49am: 

MIRIAM VALE police are preparing to shut down Fingerboard Road to continue the clean-up after a four vehicle pile-up yesterday.

It's understood a tow truck is en route to remove a caravan that rolled into an embankment on the roadside during the crash.

An Agnes Water police spokesman said drivers should expect lengthy delays, as the removal expected to take up to one hour, with the possibility it could take longer.  

"Until the towy attempts to pull it out, you don't how long," he said. "it just depends on how much difficulty they have getting it out."

"You might decide that it's only 30 mins doing the jobs, but then you hit the first hurdle."

He said police would try to keep traffic flowing, possibly working moving traffic through after short intervals. 

UPDATE: 4.15pm: 

POLICE are getting closer to cracking what went wrong before four vehicles were smashed up in a crash on Fingerboard Rd.

Senior Constable Jayson Pepperdene said police were still investigating the crash, which unfolded at about 11.30am, but they believed weather and traffic played a part.

"We believe contributing circumstances were the weather and unexpected slowing of traffic contributed (to the) crash at this stage," he said.

"We are unsure of the cause of crash, it's still under investigation at this stage."

A four vehicle crash on Fingerboard Rd 5km from Miriam Vale has left an elderly man with minor head lacerations.
A four vehicle crash on Fingerboard Rd 5km from Miriam Vale has left an elderly man with minor head lacerations. Paul Braven

Of the five involved in the crash, one elderly man was sent to hospital with lacerations to his head.

"(He was) very lucky to get away with that kind of injury," Snr Const Pepperdene said.

A truck had damage to its front and a caravan towed by a 4WD had rolled on to its side.

A Hyundai car appeared to have collided with another vehicle, as it was left with a smashed bonnet.

"Three vehicles were travelling westbound and the caravan travelling eastbound," Snr Const Pepperdene said.

One Queensland Fire and Emergency Services unit and two paramedic units were on scene while police directed traffic.

UPDATE: 1.06pm: 

RAIN IS pouring down as emergency crews mop up the mess left behind by a four vehicle pile-up on Fingerboard Rd.

A small Hyundai car appears to have collided with another vehicle, as it has a smashed up front.

A truck, which also has damage to its front, also appears to have collided with another vehicle.

A caravan towed by a 4WD has rolled onto its side.

It's understood no one is seriously injured but paramedics have transported at least one person to hospital.

One firefighter crew and two ambulance units are still on scene while two police units are directing traffic.

Police have opened one lane of the busy road but traffic remains banked up on either side of the crash. 

UPDATE: 12.54pm: 

EMERGENCY crews have called for tow trucks to remove vehicle that are blocking traffic on Fingerboard Rd.

Four vehicle were involved in the crash, with one towing a caravan that has rolled over.

Adding to the dramatic scene, which has caused a traffic jam on the busy road for about an hour, it has begun to rain at the scene.

CRASH CHAOS: Four-vehicle pile-up on a busy Gladstone region road.
CRASH CHAOS: Four-vehicle pile-up on a busy Gladstone region road. Emily Pidgeon

It's understood no one is seriously injured and all involved self-extricated.

But initial reports suggest paramedics are transporting at least one patient to hospital.

More to come

EARLIER: 

POLICE, firefighters and paramedics have rushed to a four vehicle pile-up on Fingerboard Rd, about 5km from Miriam Vale.

Paramedics are still en route and it's not yet known if anyone is injured.

Initial reports suggest emergency services are facing a chaotic scene as traffic banks up on either side of the crash. 

It's understood police have called for additional crews. 

PILE UP: A four vehicle crash is blocking traffic on Fingerboard Rd.
PILE UP: A four vehicle crash is blocking traffic on Fingerboard Rd.

It's understood the four vehicles, one of which was towing a caravan that has rolled, are blocking the road.

Fingerboard Rd is a particularly busy road over the Christmas and New Year period, connecting the Bruce Hwy with one of the region's most popular tourism destinations, Agnes Water.

More to come



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