UPDATE: Five injured in serious Valley crash
UPDATE 12pm: A YOUNG man airlifted with head and chest injuries was one of five people injured in a serious accident on the Mary Valley Hwy this morning.
Two cars, a silver Commodore and a red Ford tray back utility, crashed just before 10.30am at Gildora, leaving at least one person trapped in the sedan who need to be freed by with jaws of life equipment.
The man, 25, was airlifted in a stable condition to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, while the other four people injured, one believed to be a 22 year-old woman were taken to Gympie and Nambour Hospitals.
The Mary Valley Hwy is open in both directions.
A RESCUE chopper is arriving on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on the Mary Valley Hwy where a person is believed to be trapped in a vehicle.
The crash, near Butler Rd at Gildora, involves a small silver sedan and red flatbed utility, one of which looks like it has spun around on the road.
Emergency rescue officers are using jaws of life equipment to remove a person trapped inside the sedan.
A number of people are thought to have been travelling in the two vehicles.
Two ambulances are on the scene and the emergency helicopter is preparing to land.
The highway is blocked in both directions with traffic being directed around via Butler Rd and Gildora Rd.