Man flung through windscreen
A MAN was seriously injured and likely to have part of his leg amputated after he was catapulted through the windscreen of his truck yesterday afternoon.
"It happened about one kilometre north of the turnoff to Mt Larcom, past Comalco,'' Gladstone Police Constable Michael Phillips said yesterday.
"He's slowly gone off the road, then hit a ditch and he has been catapulted out of the windscreen and the truck has kept going (about 50 metres).''
The 42-year-old from Gladstone had already lost his other leg in a previous accident, paramedic Scott Keetch said yesterday.
Mr Keetch said a Capricorn Rescue Helicopter rushed from Rockhampton to airlift the man to Gladstone Hospital.
However, it took rescuers about an hour after the 4pm accident to stabilise him at the scene.
"He's going to lose his lower right leg below the knee and possibly (he has) head injuries,'' Mr Keetch said.
"It is quite bad so it is hard to say but they might take him to Brisbane late tonight (yesterday) or early this morning.''
Police said they were waiting to interview the man to determine the cause of the accident.