Police responding to serious traffic crash at Oakey

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was seriously injured by debris whilst travelling on the Warrego Highway towards Oakey yesterday.

Preliminary information suggests the 60-year-old woman was driving a rigid truck westbound when at around 3.25pm a metal rod approximately 50 centimetres in length bounced off the road and came through her windscreen.

The rod struck the woman in the chest, forcing her to pull over and call for help.

The Laidley Heights woman was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in a critical condition.

Police located a number of metal rods at the scene of the incident and more debris further east, indicating they may have fallen from another vehicle.

Anyone who may have further information as to where the metal came from or have dashcam of the incident is being urged to come forward and notify police.

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.

Quote this reference number: QP1900396715

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