A man was airlifted from the scene of a five-vehicle collision on the Warrego Hwy at Hatton Vale. In front of Rusty's service station.
A man was airlifted from the scene of a five-vehicle collision on the Warrego Hwy at Hatton Vale. In front of Rusty's service station. Amy Lyne

UPDATE: Police investigate crash that saw truckie airlifted

POLICE have said they are are continuing to investigate a multi-vehicle traffic crash at Hatton Vale that has left a man with life threatening injuries on Friday.

Initial investigations indicate around 1.10pm a number of vehicles were slowing or stopped due to roadworks on the eastbound lanes of the Warrego Hwy.

A truck carrying gas bottles braked heavily before crashing into the rear of a four wheel drive causing it to roll several times.

A chain reaction followed involving a further four vehicles.

Police say a total of five vehicles, two trailers (one of which was carrying a car) and nine people were involved in the crash.

A 55-year-old Wynnum man, driver of the truck, had to be cut from the wreckage and was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

And a 63-year-old Yeronga woman, a driver of one of the other vehicles received a leg injury and was also taken to hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating

Big Rigs


Red tape blamed for ‘rapid’ SES member decline

Premium Content Red tape blamed for ‘rapid’ SES member decline

The ranks of Queensland’s SES volunteers is the thinnest in recent history, with...

Man fronts court over two-year string of burglary, DV

Premium Content Man fronts court over two-year string of burglary, DV

The man claimed he was going to use the stolen goods worth more than $5K to fuel...

Teen suffers ‘significant’ leg injury in workplace incident

Premium Content Teen suffers ‘significant’ leg injury in workplace incident

Paramedics remain at the scene of the incident north of Warwick.