A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)
A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)

HORROR PHOTOS: Man airlifted after serious head-on crash

POLICE are investigating a serious, two-vehicle crash at Chahpingah yesterday.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew a man to hospital after he was seriously injured in the head on crash on Sunday.

Two vehicles collided on Kingaroy Burrandowan Rd just before 1pm.

A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)
A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)

A LifeFlight spokesperson said it was believed the 31-year-old driver, who had been driving a four-wheel drive when it collided with a ute, had been travelling in the opposite direction.

The rescue helicopter was called just after 1pm and was able to land in a paddock, next to the crash site.

A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)
A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics, Queensland Police Service officers and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel were all on scene when the aeromedical team arrived.

The man, who was the sole occupant of the four-wheel-drive, was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's hospital in a serious but stable condition.

He had life-threatening upper body injuries, including serious head injuries.

A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)
A 31-year-old man was airlifted for treatment by a Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter after a serious crash in Chahpingah on Sunday, December 8. (Photo: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue)

The 39-year-old female driver from the ute was not injured during the incident.

The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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