TRANSFER: Paramedics load the patient into the RACQ Capricorn Rescue helicopter at the Biloela skate park for transfer to Rockhampton.
TRANSFER: Paramedics load the patient into the RACQ Capricorn Rescue helicopter at the Biloela skate park for transfer to Rockhampton. Andrew Thorpe

Biloela man in intensive care after Burnett Hwy crash

Wednesday 11:35am: A spokesperson from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital says the patient flown in from Biloela yesterday remains in a stable condition in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

 

Tuesday 11:18am: The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue service says it has conducted a handover of the patient from Biloela who was involved in a serious single vehicle accident on the Burnett Hwy this morning.

The patient will be transferred to Brisbane by the Royal Flying Doctors.

A spokesperson for the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service said the patient was in a critical condition as he was airlifted from Biloela.

 

TRANSFER: The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service transfers the patient to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for passage to Brisbane.
TRANSFER: The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service transfers the patient to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for passage to Brisbane. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

Tuesday 10:45am: A 24-YEAR-OLD Biloela man has been airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital after suffering serious head injuries in a single vehicle crash on the Burnett Hwy this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash, about 100 metres south of G&S Engineering, at 5.09am.

Rescue crews had to cut the driver's side door off the vehicle to free the man, who was the sole occupant, and transport him to Biloela Hospital.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said the man was in a stable condition as he was taken to hospital, with possible head and spinal injuries.

However, police said the man's condition deteriorated en route to hospital and while he was at Biloela Hospital, causing him to be airlifted to Rockhampton by the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue service around 9.45am.

Police remain at the scene of the accident waiting to begin forensic investigations.

Senior Sergeant Nick Paton said it appeared the vehicle, a silver Toyota Landcruiser Troopcarrier utility, had left the road, driven over a culvert and collided head-on with a tree.

The vehicle sustained serious damage, with a shattered windscreen, a crumpled hood and a dislodged front left wheel.

Police have not yet been able to speak with the driver, and they are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Anyone with any information can call the station on 4992 2333.

More information to follow.


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