Man assessed for critical injuries after horror Bruce Hwy crash

February 24, 2023 7:45 am in by


A man in his 70s has died following a serious crash at Bauple, north of Gympie.

Police believe a vehicle and a truck travelling in opposite directions, collided on the Bruce Highway around 8.40pm.

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The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 28-year-old Ipswich man, was not physically injured.

The Bruce Highway was closed in both directions for several hours.

It re-opened in the early hours of Friday morning.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

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Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact police.


The Bruce Highway has reopened, several hours after a serious crash at Bauple.

Police closed the major road, around 50 kays north of GYMPIE, after a truck and vehicle collided at 8.40pm on Thursday.

Emergency crews raced to the scene, where a QAS spokesperson says a male patient was assessed for critical injuries.

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Two other people, a man and woman in their 20s, were both checked over but declined transport to hospital.

A Queensland Police spokesperson says the Bruce Highway reopened around 3am on Friday.


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