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Delays on Bruce Highway after truck rear-ends car

MOTORISTS are facing delays in both directions on the Bruce Highway near Elimbah after a truck drove into the back of a car heading northbound.

A police spokesman said one lady was injured in the crash, which happened at about 2.40pm, but she was out of the car and breathing, with Queensland Ambulance Service staff attending.

He said the woman's vehicle was in the ditch between the north and southbound lanes of the busy highway.

A passer-by said it looked like the woman's car had been been pushed into the embankment and nearly into the southbound lane.

"The back of her (Toyota) RAV4 had been squashed and the front had been squashed so it looked like a sandwich," she said.

"(Traffic is) backing up both ways because the accident was in the northbound lane but because it pushed near the southbound lane the cars in the southbound lane have stopped to help her.

"I think the front end damage was caused by her hitting the embankment.

"It's probably lucky the embankment was there because there would have been most certainly a fatality."

The crash is near the Beerburrum Creek bridge at Elimbah.

Topics:  bruce highway, car crash, elimbah, traffic crash


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