Firefighters work to free the injured driver from the crushed cabin of his truck (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

April 16, 2024

A  driver aged in his 60s has been airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after a garbage truck rolled at Boyneside on Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the crash, on Niagara Road near Bilboa Road, at 10:23am.

It is believed the man was found unconscious and trapped in the truck by a motorist driving past who then alerted the QAS.

QFES crews used cutting equipment to free the man.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, which landed in a nearby paddock, then airlifted the man to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

A QAS spokesperson said the driver suffered chest, leg and facial injuries.

The site is close to the laydown area for the construction of the Wambo wind farm.

[UPDATED. Published originally as “Chopper Called To Truck Crash”]

The injured man is carefully transferred into the hands of waiting QAS and LifeFlight personnel (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)


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