Man with life-threatening injuries after Red Rover Rd crash

Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle accident on Red Rover Road, Gladstone on 9 February 2019.
Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle accident on Red Rover Road, Gladstone on 9 February 2019. Matt Taylor

UPDATE 8.15pm: 

GLADSTONE Police is investigating the serious traffic crash that occurred in Gladstone this afternoon. 

Initial reports suggest a car travelling on Red Rover Rd at 2pm rolled off the road. 

Police said the driver, a man in his 20s, had to be cut from the vehicle and has been flown to Rockhampton with life threatening injuries. 

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. 

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was called to the scene of a car accident at Red Rover Rd this afternoon.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was called to the scene of a car accident at Red Rover Rd this afternoon.

UPDATE 4.40pm:

The male patient has been transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital.  He remains in a critical condition with head, chest, abdominal and leg injuries.

UPDATE 3.40pm:

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter has landed on the scene and the patient is being stabilised before being transported to hospital.

UPDATE 2.35pm:

Two fire crews are on the scene and have righted the vehicle and stabilised it. 

Ambulance officers are tending to the patient. 

Police advise Red Rover Rd will be closed for some time.

EARLIER 2.10pm:

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a single vehicle accident on Red Rover Road.

The incident occurred at 2.03pm and one occupant is trapped in the vehicle with head and leg injuries.

Updates to follow.



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