January 29, 2019
Police are waiting to speak to the driver of a 4WD involved in a single-vehicle rollover which occurred on a private property near Mount Stanley on Sunday evening.
Twelve people – including five children – were in the dual-cab ute when it rolled while trying to climb a hill.
Seven were taken to hospital.
The incident occurred near Eastern Branch Road, about 30km north of Linville.
Several of the injured made their own way into Linville to seek help while local residents assisted others into town.
The injured were met by ambulance paramedics in George Street about 5:22pm.
QAS assessed a total of 10 patients, in Linville and at the crash site.
The main street in Linville quickly became a hub of activity with several ambulances and police cars arriving.
Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters landed nearby to transport multiple patients.
The Sunshine Coast-based helicopter airlifted two men to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. One suffered suspected pelvic and leg injuries, the other shoulder and upper body injuries.
The Toowoomba-based helicopter flew two women – one suffering neck pain and the other a broken leg – to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Three children were also taken by road ambulance to hospital with abdominal pain – one to Esk Hospital and two to Ipswich Hospital.
Investigations are continuing.