Police lay charges after serious traffic crash at Helidon

Darling Downs detectives have charged two men following a serious traffic crash on the Warrego Highway at Helidon this afternoon (November 18).

Just after 2pm, police were observing traffic at a rest stop when they observed an orange utility (ute) approach their location.

Police will allege that the vehicle failed to stop for police and sped off, crossing the highway to travel in the opposite direction.

Police did not pursue the vehicle.

A short time later, the ute was allegedly travelling on the wrong side of the Highway when it collided with a small truck.

The driver and sole occupant of the truck, a 46-year-old Withcott man was transported to Toowoomba Hospital with serious injuries.

A 26-year-old Graceville man and a 21-year-old Darling Heights man were arrested at the scene.

Both men were taken to Toowoomba Hospital after sustaining minor injuries as a result of the collision.

A search of the vehicle was conducted where a number of items of property were found. Investigations have linked the property to an alleged break and enter at Toowoomba earlier in the day.

Both men have been denied police bail and remanded in custody to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday, November 19).

Both have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary and commit an indictable offence, obstruct police and fail to dispose of a syringe.

The 26-year-old driver has also been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evade police and unlicensed and disqualified driving. As well as two counts of attempted entry of a motor vehicle to commit and indictable offence.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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