Man fighting for life after flood accident

A DRIVER has lost control of his car and struck a man on a flooded road in inner Brisbane, sending both into a nearby creek and leaving the pedestrian fighting for his life.

The pedestrian was rescued by a passer-by and taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition after the incident at Woolloongabba about 6.35am on Tuesday.

He suffered significant chest and pelvic injuries and what an ambulance spokeswoman said was “injuries consistent with having been submerged�.

In a separate incident, an emergency helicopter has been called in to rescue a driver from the roof of his car, which is surrounded by floodwaters in central Queensland.

The man managed to call for help after becoming caught on Fingerboard Road near Miriam Vale, halfway between Gladstone and Bundaberg.

It was unclear this morning how long he had been there.


Meanwhile, a car believed to belong to a man washed away in floodwaters near Gympie has been found. A tow truck has been called to retrieve the vehicle from waters. It is not known if a driver is inside.

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