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Injured driver flown to Brisbane after being cut out

Emergency services work to cut a man out of his car after it crashed on Chapman Dr, Gladstone on Monday night.
Emergency services work to cut a man out of his car after it crashed on Chapman Dr, Gladstone on Monday night. Campbell Gellie

MORE than 50 residents stood on Chapman Dr, Clinton on Monday night and watched as firefighters and paramedics tended to a young man who had crashed his car into a pole.

Witnesses reported seeing the car skid for more than 30m on the busy Clinton road before it hit the pole and spun around to face the other direction.

Firefighters worked to cut the critically injured man out of his car, before a tow truck was used to pull the car away from the pole.

The man was reportedly trapped below the knees.

He has been flown to Brisbane but his condition is unknown at this stage.

One witness told The Observer she heard what sounded like a car increasing in speed quickly, before a really loud bang.

"It sounded like someone really put their foot down."

Emergency services work to cut a man out of his car after it crashed on Chapman Dr, Gladstone on Monday night.
Emergency services work to cut a man out of his car after it crashed on Chapman Dr, Gladstone on Monday night. Campbell Gellie

She said she went over and spoke to the man, who told her it was his birthday.

"He's just a young boy," she said. "He could be my son."

Another witness, and a resident on the road, said he thought this was the fourth major accident in four years in the area.

"This street is like a racetrack."

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