News

Warrego Hwy open to traffic after serious motorcycle crash

LATEST: The Warrego Highway is now open to traffic following a serious motorcycle crash at Blacksoil earlier today.

UPDATE: THE police Forensic Crash Unit has been called to investigate after a motorcycle rider was badly injured this morning.

Senior Sergeant Gareth James says the rider was travelling west along the Warrego Hwy at Haigslea when he collided with the guard rail.

The rider was thrown from the bike and came to rest in the middle of the highway.

The Triumph motorcycle, missing its front wheel, continued for another 20m up the road.

Both lanes of the highway were closed as paramedics treated the rider, believed to be aged in his 40s.

Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil.
Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil. Rob Williams

He is suffering injuries to his head, stomach and pelvis and has been taken in a serious condition to the PA Hospital.

Snr Sgt James says the highway is likely to remain closed for several hours as the FCU investigates the crash.

It is not known what caused the rider to veer off into the guard rail.

The highway is closed between Pioneer Rd and the Haigslea-Amberley turn-off, with traffic diversions in place.

Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil.
Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil. Rob Williams

 

Motorbike rider badly injured in highway crash

UPDATE: QUEENSLAND Ambulance Service has confirmed a man in his 40s has sustained serious injuries in a motorbike accident this morning.

The male rider is being rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition following the crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Haigslea about 11.30am.

The rider was left lying in the middle of the highway following the crash.

His motorcycle came to rest about 20m away, its front wheel missing as a result of the impact with a guard rail.

Police have closed down both west-bound lanes of the highway.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil.
Emergency services at the scene of a motorcycle crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil. Rob Williams

 

Motorbike rider badly injured in highway crash

EARLIER: There are serious concerns for a motorcycle rider who has been left injured following a crash west of Ipswich this morning.

Emergency services have been called to a crash on the west-bound lanes of the Warrego Hwy at Blacksoil, first reported about 11.30am.

As yet there is no confirmation as to the extent of the rider's injuries.

More to come.

Topics:  blacksoil editors picks traffic crash warrego hwy


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

What I wish parents knew about cyber safety

Principal of Suncoast Christian College Greg Mattiske talks about internet safety.

Too many parents are blissfully unaware of the threats

Hanson will put rocket up MP's backside

MADDEN MAULER: Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party will be gunning to win Ipswich West on the back of blue collar votes.

Ipswich West boundary changes could be poisoned chalice for Jim

Life changing day for girl born with intestines outside body

Mayana Wyles - Dudman is excited to be playing in water in her new drysuit.

'You couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces'

Local Partners

Ban devices in the bedroom: the plea to keep kids safe

PARENTS are being told to ban the use of phones and tablets in bedrooms because of an alarming increase in primary school kids being targeted by predators.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

Reginald VelJohnson, left, and Darius McCrary arrive at the TV Land Awards on Sunday, April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif.

Darius McCrary has been accused of child abuse

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!