Highway re-opened after crash
THE Bruce Highway just south of Gympie has been re-opened after a five hour closure following a serious traffic crash.
A 35 year-old woman was airlifted to Brisbane after a collision between her car and a B-double truck.
Police said the crash occurred near Coles Creek, 15kms south of Gympie, about 6.15am on Thursday.
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the woman who was trapped for approximately an hour in the vehicle.
Paramedics treated the woman for multiple injuries including suspected leg fractures and a head injury.
The woman was airlifted in a critical condition by the Emergency Management Queensland Rescue Helicopter to Royal Brisbane Hospital.
A young child who was inside the car at the time was transported to Nambour General Hospital with minor injuries.
The truck driver was uninjured and did not require transport to hospital.
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