Emergency services worked for more than two hours to free Mr Macdonald from his ute after a serious crash on the New England Hwy.
Emergency services worked for more than two hours to free Mr Macdonald from his ute after a serious crash on the New England Hwy. RACQ CareFlight Rescue

Man trapped for two hours after New England Hwy crash

A CRITICALLY injured man was trapped in his utility for more than two hours while emergency services worked to free him.

The man, aged 59, was involved in a serious crash between a ute and a minivan about 9.30am yesterday on the New England Highway about 7km north of Crows Nest.

He was flown by RACQ CareFlight chopper to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane with multiple fractures and internal injuries.

A 61-year-old woman from the minivan was also seriously injured and took some time to be freed from the wreck.

She was taken by ambulance to Toowoomba Hospital with serious chest injuries and a fractured leg.

The wife of the 59-year-old man was also taken to hospital with chest injuries and a fractured ankle.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said a third car was reported to be involved in the accident, but the driver and passenger were assessed by paramedics at the scene and didn't need any further treatment.

The highway was closed in both directions until after 1pm while a forensic crash unit investigated the scene.


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