Two men charged following Warrego Highway crash
TUESDAY, 7AM: Darling Downs detectives have charged two men following a serious traffic crash on the Warrego Highway at Helidon yesterday afternoon.
Just after 2pm, police were observing traffic at a rest stop when they observed an orange ute approach their location.
Police will allege that the vehicle failed to stop for them and sped off, crossing the highway to travel in the opposite direction.
Police did not pursue the vehicle.
A short time later the ute was allegedly travelling on the wrong side of the highway when it collided with a small truck.
The driver and sole occupant of the truck, a 46-year-old Withcott man was transported to Toowoomba Hospital with serious injuries.
A 26-year-old Graceville man and a 21-year-old Darling Heights man were arrested at the scene.
Both men were taken to Toowoomba Hospital after sustaining minor injuries as a result of the collision.
A search of the vehicle was conducted where a number of items of property were found. Investigations have linked the property to an alleged break and enter at Toowoomba earlier in the day.
Both men have been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today
Both have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary and commit an indictable offence, obstruct police and fail to dispose of a syringe.
The 26-year-old driver has also been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police and unlicensed and disqualified driving. As well as two counts of attempted entry of a motor vehicle to commit and indictable offence.
MONDAY, 4PM: Two people have been taken into police custody at the scene of a crash which closed the Warrego Highway east of Toowoomba.
Two vehicles collided on the highway at Helidon about 2.20pm.
The eastbound lanes of the highway remain closed as police investigate the crash where two people from one vehicle were arrested.
One person from a second vehicle involved was initially entrapped before being freed by emergency services.
That person has been taken to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious condition.
MONDAY, 3.30PM: The Warrego Highway will be closed in both directions to make way for a helicopter to land following a horror crash in Helidon.
Three ambulance crews are working to free a man trapped in a truck after a crash involving a truck and a car.
The man is believed to be in his 40s and has been entrapped for more than an hour as critical care paramedics fight to free him from the wreckage.
Ambulances were called to the two-vehicle crash just after 2.20pm this afternoon.
A second patient was assessed at the scene and a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said he looked to be in a stable condition.
The patient still trapped is believed to have suffered leg injuries.
Both lanes westbound have been closed and eastbound lanes will be closed shortly.