June 3, 2022
A 47-year-old man with serious injuries was trapped for more than 90 minutes after a head-on collision on the D’Aguilar Highway on Friday.
Emergency services were called to the incident near the Coolabunia Saleyards just before noon.
They found a furniture truck tipped on its side and a Toyota Prado lying on its side in a ditch.
A police spokesperson said it appeared two of the vehicles had collided and then one of them hit a third vehicle, believed to be a ute.
Three fire and rescue crews attended the scene.
QFES personnel used airbags and props to stabilise the Prado to allow them to work to free the driver who was still trapped inside the rolled vehicle.
He was cut free about 1:25pm and transferred into the care of the QAS.
An RACQ LifeFlight helicopter landed nearby and flew the man in a serious condition to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with significant shoulder and leg injuries.
QAS paramedics also treated two other drivers at the scene.
The two men, aged in their 20s and 30s, were transported by ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital for assessment.
The D’Aguilar Highway was closed by police – with diversions in place – while emergency crews attended the incident and the badly damaged vehicles were removed.
The highway reopened about 4:30pm.