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Eleven people in hospital after bus crash on Smithfield Bypass, Cairns

Horror bus crash in Queensland leaves more than a dozen injured as ambulances rush seriously hurt passengers to hospital

  • Mini-bus crashed with a car on the Smithfield Bypass in Cairns on Wednesday
  • One patient had to be freed from the bus after crash with four seriously injured 

Eleven people have been rushed to hospital after a serious crash between a mini-bus and a car on a busy Queensland highway.

Multiple ambulance crews were called to the Smithfield Bypass in Smithfield, Cairns at about 10.40am on Wednesday.

Twelve people were treated by paramedics at the scene with five taken to hospital in serious conditions while six are in stable conditions.

A dozen people have been rushed to hospital after a serious crash between a mini bus and a car on a busy Queensland highway

Multiple ambulance crews were called to the Smithfield Bypass in Smithfield, Cairns at about 10.40am on Wednesday

Multiple ambulance crews were called to the Smithfield Bypass in Smithfield, Cairns at about 10.40am on Wednesday

One man had to be freed from the bus after the crash after suffering significant leg and hip injuries.

The Smithfield Bypass remains closed in both directions with motorists told to expect long delays throughout the day.

The cause of the crash is being investigated. 

More to come 

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