THE Moonie Highway at Westmar was expected to remain closed until late Tuesday afternoon after three trucks collided at the Meandarra-Talwood Road intersection.

The crash occurred about 11am out the front of Westmar’s well known local pub and roadhouse.

Both an an empty cattle truck and B-double ended up on their side, while a prime mover – understood to have been parked at the time – also become involved.

Emergency crews work to free a man trapped in a cattle truck wreckage at Westmar. IMAGE: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman told the Caller three people were injured.

There were concerns a man in his 30s who became entrapped in the cattle truck had critical injuries. He has since been cut from the vehicle and medically stabilised. He suffered serious head and shoulder injuries and was flown to Toowoomba.

Wreckage from three trucks colliding at Westmar
Wreckage from three trucks colliding at Westmar

A man in his 60s suffering neck pain and a man in his 40s suffering head lacerations were treated at the scene.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service had three crews attend the crash scene.

A RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper was also tasked.

“The chopper pilot was able to land on a stretch of road near the scene, where the aeromedical crew met with local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) personnel, who were already on scene,” a LifeFlight statement said.

Wreckage from three trucks colliding at Westmar

“The rescue chopper crew worked alongside QFES personnel to free the driver from the cabin of the truck. 

“The man was treated for shoulder injuries and minor lacerations to his head and leg. 

“The patient was flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.


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