Police investigations continue at highway crash involving Abrams tank
A Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a multi-vehicle traffic crash and fire involving an American M1 Abrams main battle tank in Queensland, according to the Queensland Police Service.
Traffic has already begun reopening at the site of the seven-vehicle traffic crash on the Bruce Highway at Bajool in Rockhampton.
Police were initially called to reports of a seven-vehicle collision at the site around 11:30am on Wednesday, 19 July. Three vehicles were located on fire and another four were extensively damaged including a B-double truck, semi-trailer carrying the Abrams tanks, flat-bed truck, three cars, and a four-wheel drive.
Six people were transported to the Rockhampton and Gladstone Hospitals, three with suspected spinal injuries, according to a Queensland Police spokesperson.
“The earlier emergency declaration under the Public Safety Preservation Act has been revoked (enforcing an exclusion zone around the area),” they said.