INVESTIGATION: Forensic Crash Unit officers are looking into the crash.
INVESTIGATION: Forensic Crash Unit officers are looking into the crash.

Five people injured in three-car head-on smash

A HEAD-ON crash near a major Bruce Highway access point has left three people hospitalised.

Paramedics, including critical care and high acuity response unit staff rushed to the scene of the crash at Johnston Rd, Glasshouse Mountains about 7.30pm Friday.

They arrived to find five patients in total on the scene, after three cars collided.

A Queensland Police media spokeswoman said a Jeep Wrangler had travelled on the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with a Hyundai Elantra, before a trailing Mazda 6 crashed into the Hyundai.

The Jeep rolled on its side on an embankment, while the spokeswoman said two people were left trapped inside the Hyundai until paramedics arrived.

The spokeswoman said the pair were “seriously injured” and rushed to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Queensland Ambulance Service advised a male in his 20s with abdominal, chest and leg injuries was taken in a stable condition to SCUH, while another two people, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 20s, were also taken in a stable condition suffering seatbelt-related and suspected spinal injuries.

Two other patients declined transport to hospital.

The police spokeswoman said charges were yet to be laid, but Forensic Crash Unit officers were continuing their investigations.