Crash victim airlifted with head injuries

A Gatton man in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle traffic crash on Tenthill Creek Rd.
A Gatton man in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle traffic crash on Tenthill Creek Rd. Amy Lyne

UPDATE: A Gatton man has been airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Tenthill Creek Rd.

Gatton police Sergeant Tony Harm said about 9.40am the silver sedan was travelling north and negotiating a right-hand bend, when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the road, overturned and collided with a driveway bridge.

The single occupant, a man aged 49, had to be extracted from the vehicle.

Paramedics assessed the man for about 20 minutes before the man could be freed from the wreckage.

The man sustained head, chest, abdomen and wrist injuries, but police said they were non-life threatening.

He was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital by a RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

Sgt Harm said traffic was delayed for around one hour and was reduced to one lane.

He urged the public to drive with care and attention. 

Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.

 

EARLIER 9.50AM: A man is trapped in the wreckage of a single vehicle crash in the Lockyer Valley.

The crash on Tenthill Creek Rd at Lower Tenthill was reported about 9.40am.

The man is suspected of having head injuries.

Reports are the vehicle has crashed into a timber bridge and flipped on to its roof.

Emergency services are on their way to the incident. RACQ CareFlight Rescue has been called to assist.

Tenthill Creek Rd is blocked at the scene of the crash.

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