Witnesses claim cars racing
TWO cars involved in a four-vehicle smash on the Bruce Highway near Pomona on Wednesday may have been racing, witnesses have claimed.
Police are still investigating the crash, which happened near the Pioneer Road exit at 12.15pm.
However, they have refused to not rule out the claims that two cars were street racing moments before the crash.
Two south-bound cars and a north-bound vehicle collided, before hitting a parked truck.
Witnesses said a south-bound Nissan sedan crossed on to the wrong side of the road and collided with a north-bound Honda sedan and a parked Mercedes-Benz truck.
Police said the 53-year-old truck driver had parked the vehicle and was attempting to get some sleep when it was struck.
One driver, a 54-year-old Tugun man was trapped in his car, the Honda, for a short time.
Firefighters had to remove the vehicle’s door before he could be given be removed from the car.
The man suffered a broken arm and was taken to Nambour General Hospital.
The drivers of the two south-bound vehicles, a 20-year-old Glenwood man and a 25-year-old Gympie man, did not suffer serious injuries. Police said they were fortunate to walk away from the collision.
The north-bound lanes of the Bruce Highway were closed for some time while Queensland Fire and Rescue crews attempted to clear the scene.
Traffic diversions were also put in place while the highway was cleared.
Other motorists at the scene said high speed was likely to have caused the collision which “obliterated” the Nissan Skyline and Honda sedans.
“The high speed collision absolutely obliterated the cars,” a bystander said.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw either of the vehicles in the moments before the crash is asked to contact the Forensic Crash Unit on 5471 7596 or Cooroy police station on 5442 5030.