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Horror bus crash in Queensland leaves 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 man had to be freed from the bus after the crash, with five seriously injured
  • Twelve were treated for injuries, 11 taken to hospital and five in serious condition

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 stable.

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

A dozen people have been injured 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, and is suffering significant leg and hip injuries.

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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 

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

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

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