Update: Bruce Highway closed after multi-vehicle crash

Published 9:37am 17 October 2022

Update: Bruce Highway closed after multi-vehicle crash
Words by Jodie Powell

A man in his 30s has been taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital after a crane rolled over on the Gateway Motorway at Bracken Ridge.

Motorists face long delays northbound on the Bruce Highway after the crash about 8.40am today.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Glen Morrison says the sole occupant of the crane sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident, which has blocked all northbound lanes.

“There was a very large crane that was blocking all northbound lanes of the Gateway Motorway, on its side with the occupant still inside the cabin,” Glen says.

“The gentleman received significant care from our High Acuity Response Unit, who stabilised the patient with the assistance of the Fire Service, who were able to safely extricate the patient out of the crane.”

The man remains in hospital in a serious condition with head, spinal and pelvic injuries.

Earlier

Motorists face long delays on the Bruce Highway at Bracken Ridge after a truck roll-over this morning.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads reports all lanes are blocked northbound towards the Sunshine Coast and advises motorists Gateway Motorway northbound is closed after the Bracken Ridge Rd exit, with diversions in place at Depot Rd and Deagon Deviation.

“Expect lengthy delays and avoid the area if possible,” they say.

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