Officer involved in Bruce Hwy crash is in a stable condition

UPDATE 12.16pm: 

A 34-YEAR-OLD Rockhampton police sergeant who was involved in a head-on collision was on duty at the time of the crash.

Mackay City Stations Patrol Group acting Inspector Emma Novosel said the officer was from the road policing command unit.

He was treated at the scene and then transported to Mackay Base Hospital where he is now in a stable condition with a fractured leg.

Act Insp Novosel said the forensic crash unit was investigating the cause of the accident.



AN officer riding a marked police motorcycle and a four-wheel drive Landcruiser collided head-on near Yalboroo on the Bruce Hwy.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 7.20pm where it is believed the police officer sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A QAS spokeswoman said the officer had multiple leg fractures and a possible pelvic fracture from the crash.

He was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.

The Bruce Hwy re-opened at 12.45am.


6.37am FRIDAY:

A POLICE officer has been injured in a crash south of Yalboroo, a town between Proserpine and Mackay.

The crash occurred at about 7.20 last night on the Bruce Hwy and involved a marked police motorcycle and another car.

Emergency services attended and the police officer was treated at the scene and then transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

No one else was injured.

The Bruce Highway at the incident location is currently closed with diversions in place.

The Forensic Crash unit are continuing investigations.

8.42pm THURSDAY:

A MOTORCYCLIST has been hit by a car on the Bruce Hwy at Yalboroo.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they received the call about 7.23pm.

It's believed the highway is blocked in both directions.

An ambulance spokeswoman and police spokesman said they were still on scene and couldn't comment further at this stage.


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