two-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway

Eleven people were injured after a two-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway in the outer suburbs of Townsville. Courtesy: Amelia Adam – Twitter

Eleven people have been injured in a two-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway in north Queensland.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of the highway with Zinc Road in Stuart, an outer suburb of Townsville, about 12.18pm on Tuesday.

Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Peter Nilson said the 11 patients were taken to Townsville Hospital.

Two men were in a serious but stable condition with abdominal and chest injuries. One of the patients was trapped in the wreckage for an hour before being cut free by fire crews.