Highway crash causes 5km traffic jam west of Mackay
Five people have been assessed by paramedics following a two-vehicle crash that blocked the Bruce Highway at Hampden.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the five people were able to climb out of the vehicles involved in the crash at the intersection of Marian-Hampden Rd at 9.34am.
He said all five patients were in a stable condition and had not suffered serious injuries.
The QAS spokesman said a man was taken to Mackay Base Hospital with an ankle injury.
Another two people were being treated for neck and pelvic injuries and were expected to be taken to hospital.
“Definitely nothing serious,” he said.
While the ages of the patients were unknown, he said no children were involved in the crash.
A Queensland Police spokesman said police were managing traffic as the highway was blocked in all directions.
He said traffic was blocked up, with cars banked up for 5km to the west of the crash and idling traffic reaching the Hampden State School to the north.
He said tow trucks were on scene and the highway should open by 11am.