October 6, 2017
A 66-year-old woman has been flown to hospital suffering serious leg injuries and lacerations after spending more than a hour trapped inside her wrecked 4WD on the D’Aguilar Highway near Moore.
The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed on the highway, about 15km north of Moore, to assist the woman.
A LifeFlight spokesperson said the woman had apparently lost control, veered off the road and hit a tree.
She was trapped in the vehicle for an hour while the QFES and police worked together to cut her free from the wreckage.
Once pulled from the vehicle, she was treated by LifeFlight’s critical care doctor and ambulance paramedics for lower leg injuries and severe cuts.
She was taken to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.
Earlier at 3:30pm:
Police have advised that a serious single-vehicle crash on the Blackbutt Range has temporarily closed the D’Aguilar Highway at the foot of the Blackbutt Range.
Emergency services were despatched to the scene about 1:45pm.
At 2:45pm, fire crews were working to free a woman who remained trapped in the wrecked vehicle.
The vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest on its side against a tree.
The incident is about three kilometres from the bottom of the range on the flat stretch of highway heading towards Moore.
[Published earlier as “Blackbutt Range Closed”]