Five in hospital after ‘very high impact’ crash

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Five people have been critically injured in two-car collision at a Brisbane intersection.
Five people have been critically injured in two-car collision at a Brisbane intersection.

Five people remain in hospital after a “very high impact” two-car collision in Brisbane left passengers with life threatening injuries.

Queensland Police and ambulance services were called to the suburb of Forest Lake on Saturday just after 10pm,  when a Mercedes-Benz had collided with aToyota Landcruiser at an intersection. 

Dr Stephen Rashford from Queensland Ambulance Service said all five patients sustained a combination of life threatening injuries including internal bleeding and multiple fractures. 

“This is a very high impact crash involving five patients,” he said on Sunday.

“This incident consumed significant resources on an already very busy Saturday night. 

“This included five ambulances, two critical care paramedics, an ambulance medical officer and a supervisor.”

A man in his 20s was taken in a serious condition to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with chest and abdominal injuries.

Another man in his 20s, also a passenger in the Mercedes, was taken to the same hospital with limb injuries in a stable condition.

A woman in her 20s was taken in a stable condition to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with limb injuries.

Two more patients were taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital including the driver of the Landcruiser, a woman in her 50s with abdominal injuries, and a woman in her 20s with minor injuries. 

The forensic crash unit is investigating the crash. 

AAP