The rescue helicopter in fog at Nanango Hospital on Thursday morning (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

July 6, 2017

Police have warned drivers to take extra care when driving in foggy conditions – and rain – after a spate of accidents in the South Burnett over the past 24 hours.

About 6:30pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to a single vehicle crash near Wooroolin.

A young man was taken by ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital in a stable condition.

No further information is available.

About 5:00am on Thursday, a youth in his late teens suffered serious injuries when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree at Gilla, near Blackbutt, on the D’Aguilar Highway.

The young man was taken by ambulance to Nanango Hospital in a critical condition with head, neck and chest injuries.

He was then transferred by an RACQ LifeFlight helicopter to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A third crash occurred just before 8:00am on Thursday at Ellesmere.

A Holden Commodore sedan and a logging truck collided head-on on Ellesmere Road.

The young male driver of the Commodore had to be cut free from the wrecked vehicle.

He was taken to Kingaroy Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

Acting Senior Sergeant Alan Gerrard, the acting Officer-in-Charge at Kingaroy Police, urged people – especially young male drivers – to slow down and take precautions if driving in foggy conditions or when the roads were slippery after rain.

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UPDATE: About 5:30pm on Wednesday, emergency services were called to a single vehicle crash on the D’Aguilar Highway, near Nanango.

A small hatchback left the road and ran into a ditch.

No further information is available.


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