Woman hospitalised in train collision

Ed Jackson

A woman has sustained leg injuries after a car and sugarcane train collided in Bundaberg in Queensland.

The woman, in her 40s, spent almost an hour inside her crumpled hatchback at Qunaba, in the town's east, just after 11am on Friday.

She was eventually extracted from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to the Bundaberg hospital with a fracture and injuries to a leg but was in a stable condition.

Senior Sergeant Glenn Cameron implored drivers to take care at intersections in the region when cane trains are active.

"The onus is on the driver to look at the road rules, look at the intersections and signs and make sure they do give way to those cane trains when they proceed through those areas," Snr Sgt Cameron told reporters.

"The lights were actually working at the time of the incident."

The train driver was shaken but uninjured, Snr Sgt Cameron said.