January 9, 2022
Two people were injured – one seriously – after a large tree snapped suddenly, crushing their car on the Bunya Mountains Road on Sunday morning.
Emergency services were called to the incident just after 9:30am, east of Munro’s Camp.
Upon arrival they found the male driver pinned by a large branch inside his vehicle.
Emergency crews worked for almost two hours to cut him free.
His wife, who was a passenger in the car, suffered only minor injuries.
An RACQ LifeFlight helicopter landed a few hundred metres from the incident to assist.
The LifeFlight critical care doctor, QAS flight paramedic and local QAS paramedics treated the man at the scene for multiple traumatic injuries.
He was then transferred by ambulance to the rescue helicopter before being airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition.
His wife was airlifted to the same hospital in a stable condition.
At 2:45pm, all traffic on the Bunya Mountains Road near the incident was still blocked.