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Driver Suffers Burns

Filed under Breaking News, Latest News, Police

July 21, 2016

An elderly man suffered serious burns in a single vehicle crash near Mt Binga on Thursday evening.

A police spokesman said initial investigations suggest the man was travelling north along Middleton Road – which runs off Pierces Creek Road – about 6:45pm when his car left the road, crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

The 85-year-old male driver was the sole occupant.

A passerby pulled the man from the wreck.

A QAS spokesman said Army personnel on the scene assisted the man until emergency services – including police, ambulance and fire brigade – arrived.

An RACQ LifeFlight helicopter was called to the incident and airlifted the man in a serious condition to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate the cause of the crash.

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