Two people are fighting for life and 13 more were hospitalised after a minibus rolled several times following a collision with a car in Brisbane.
A woman in her 50s and one other person are fighting for life and 13 more were hospitalised after a minibus and car collided west of Brisbane.
The collision happened about 2.30pm at the intersection of Lake Clarendon Way and Forest Hill-Fernvale Road in Glenore Grove, in the Lockyer Valley.
The woman in a critical condition was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital with abdominal injuries. Two more people were flown to Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Four others were taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital by road, along with seven to Ipswich Hospital and one to Toowoomba Hospital, according to Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).
It said two of the injured were critical and 13 were in a stable, or serious but stable, condition.
“We are assessing 15 patients, with one critical. Seven were serious and seven were stable,” a QAS spokeswoman said earlier.
“There’s a variety of people with different injuries. We are trying to keep across all the transports at the moment.
“We’ve had two confirmed transports already.
“We had one patient flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital (PA) and that patient, in her 50s, is reported to have abdominal injuries’ and fractures, and we believe that patient is in a critical condition.
“We also have a female patient in her 20s, who has been transported by road to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious but stable condition with neck, chest, abdominal and limb injuries.”
Senior Operations Supervisor Mark Nugent said 14 of the injured were in the minibus, which appeared to have rolled several times, while driver was the sole occupant in the sedan.
“It was quite a significant road traffic crash. There was quite significant damage to both vehicles,” he said
“The minibus actually rolled, what appeared to be, several times.”
He said the injuries varied from cuts and abrasions to potential fractures and spinal trauma with patients were taken to various hospitals for treatment.
“There was a multiple of hospitals that supported our needs,” he said.
“We took a patient to Toowoomba, we took several patients to Ipswich Hospital … there were five transported to PA Hospital and two of these were obviously critical patients and two patients by helicopter to Royal Brisbane Hospital.”
“We have multiple vehicles on scene.
“There are more patient transports on the way.”
Police said they were called at 2.30pm and they were still at the scene.
“The situation is ongoing,” a police spokeswoman said.