A serious multi-vehicle crash has closed the Bruce Highway at Howard on Monday.
The three-vehicle accident happened near Phillips Street at around 10:28AM.
Emergency crews are at the scene and are urging residents to avoid the area if possible.
If travelling through the area, expect delays and allow extra travel time.
Six people were assessed at the scene.
A family of four, made up of two adults and two children were taken to Maryborough Hospital.
Another person was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital with a head injury. They were in a stable condition..
While a 25-year-old man will be airlifted to Brisbane's PA Hospital. He is in a serious condition and was suffering from chest pain.
The rescue chopper has been called to the scene.
By Michelle Brewer