Woman airlifted after 4WD rolls onto her leg

A WOMAN in her 60s has been airlifted to Nambour Hospital after her 4WD rolled onto her leg.

The Durong woman arrived home at her farming property yesterday afternoon.

She left her vehicle to open the front gate when the 4WD started rolling towards her.

In an attempt to stop the vehicle, the woman rushed to climb back into the driver's seat and pulled up the hand brake, which had initially not been applied correctly.

She fell during this process, exposing her right leg, which was rolled on by the vehicle's rear wheels.

Despite the pain, the woman managed to lift herself back into the driver's seat and call for help.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics arrived first on the scene, treating the patient and administering pain relief.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew were tasked to the scene at 4.15pm.

Once on-site, the crew splinted the patient's leg and administered further pain relief before transporting her in a stable condition to Nambour Hospital.

South Burnett

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