Five-vehicle crash in which March of the Dungarees 2015 cadets were injured on Gatton-Helidon Rd at Helidon.
Five-vehicle crash in which March of the Dungarees 2015 cadets were injured on Gatton-Helidon Rd at Helidon. Tara Miko

Warwick cadets soldier on after Dungarees crash

WARWICK cadets will continue to march in honour of the Dungarees, despite several suffering minor injuries in a horrific crash at Helidon.

Two cadets from Warwick were taken to hospital with minor injuries when the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck early yesterday morning.

The cadets were part of a group participating in March of the Dungarees commemorations.

They were travelling to a service in Gatton when the incident occurred.

Several members of the 139 Warwick Army cadet unit were on the bus that was hit.

Joe Willett was one of the boys injured, receiving several cuts to his face.

Officer-in-Charge of the March of the Dungarees, Captain Glen Van Emmerik said that the two boys were expected to be released from hospital yesterday afternoon.

"In the true Dungaree spirit they're off and marching again," he said.

"The boys and girls are doing a fantastic job." The rest of the march commemorations will continue as planned, with the cadets arriving in Laidley late yesterday.

Three buses carrying 60 cadets were involved in the crash on Flagstone Ck Rd in the Lockyer Valley.

Twelve cadets were treated by ambulance crews.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Stephen Johns said the incident could have been worse.

"Patients are suffering from various injuries from neck pain to minor injuries," he said.



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