VIDEO: Sarina mum and son hospitalised after rolling ute
UPDATE 8.15AM: A MOTHER and son are in Mackay Hospital after rolling their vehicle while travelling into Sarina this morning.
Sarina Police Snr Const John Black said a Toyota Hilux rolled on Marlborough Sarina Rd after an attempt to overtake a truck took a turn for the worse.
"There was two people travelling in the Hilux east-bound into Sarina and what we believe has happened is the driver of the Hilux was attempting to overtake a slower moving truck," Snr Const Black said.
"In the course of overtaking, the driver of the Hilux has lost control and has then collided into the truck which was travelling in the same direction.
"After colliding with the truck, she has overturned and ended up in the drain here."
Snr Const Black said the truck hit in the incident stopped to help.
"The two people that were injured were travelling in the Hilux. The driver was a woman approximately 40 years old and the passenger was her son about 16 years old," he said.
"They are both okay. The boy got out of the vehicle of his own accord and the woman was assisted by Queensland Fire Service and Queensland Ambulance.
"They were quite shaken up and they have both been taken to hospital but are both conscious."
Snr Const Black said the mother and son, and the driver of the truck involved, were all locals who lives just west of Sarina.
UPDATE 8AM: TWO people have been transported to Mackay Hospital via ambulance after a crash at Sarina this morning.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said two patients were transported in a stable condition about 7.30am.
One of the patients, a woman, was trapped in an overturned vehicle for up to an hour.
A Daily Mercury reporter at the scene said one lane of Marlborough Sarina Road remained closed due to the accident with Queensland Police conduction traffic control.
More to come.
UPDATE 7.10AM: A QUEENSLAND Ambulance spokesman said paramedics were still assessing and treating patients at the scene of a crash at Sarina this morning.
He said no information on their condition was available yet.
More to come.
UPDATE 7AM: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services are working to free a woman trapped in a rolled vehicle at Sarina.
A QFES spokeswoman said crews were using hydraulic tools to cut the woman free from a vehicle that has rolled off the road.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were on scene treating two patients.
"One is encapsulated in a vehicle that rolled as a result of the crash," the spokesperson said.
The incident is ongoing. More to come.
BREAKING 6.30AM: A WOMAN is reportedly trapped in an overturned vehicle following a crash at Sarina this morning.
A Queensland Police spokesman said crews were en-route to Marlborough Sarina Road after receiving emergency calls about the accident about 5.5km from the Tandara Pub.
It is understood one vehicle has rolled, trapping a woman, while a man who was also in the vehicle is free of the wreckage. The spokesman said there were mixed reports about a second vehicle being involved.
Queensland Ambulance Services have arrived on scene.
More to come.