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Truckie Trapped In Overturned Rig

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The injured truck driver is unloaded from the medevac helicopter at the Sunshine Coast Hospital (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

July 16, 2018

A 48-year-old man has been flown to hospital after being trapped for about two hours in the cabin of his over-turned semi-trailer on Sunday night on Kilkivan-Tansey Road.

Police were called to the crash site about 11:30pm.

The truck was heading towards Kilkivan when the incident occurred.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was despatched to the scene just after midnight and landed on the roadway.

The helicopter’s medical team, consisting of a QAS Flight critical care paramedic and LifeFlight critical care doctor, helped local emergency services to free the trapped driver.

Firefighters used cutting tools to free the man, who was trapped by his legs in the wreck.

He was then airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

Editor’s note: Kilkivan-Tansey Road was one of the roads named in a recent RACQ survey of the worst roads in Queensland. At the last State election, the LNP promised to spend $4.5 million to widen and seal single-lane sections of the road, which is a major link between the Burnett Highway and the Wide Bay Highway.

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