ON SCENE: The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted an injured man to hospital, after he was involved in a truck crash in Chinchilla. Pic: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
ON SCENE: The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted an injured man to hospital, after he was involved in a truck crash in Chinchilla. Pic: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Truckie released from ICU after Western Downs rollover

A TRUCK driver who was hospitalised with critical injuries after his truck rolled over in Chinchilla on October 21, has been moved from an intensive care unit.

A Princess Alexander Hospital spokeswoman said the man is on the way to recovery, being downgraded to a regular ward on Sunday, October 25. 

"The man from the (truck) accident is now in a stable condition," she said.

 

 

ON THE SCENE: A man has suffered critical injuries after a serious truck rollover on a road west of Chinchilla. Pic: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
ON THE SCENE: A man has suffered critical injuries after a serious truck rollover on a road west of Chinchilla. Pic: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

 

After being trapped for hours, the man in his 40s suffered internal bleeding, chest, and leg injuries, and is currently in a stable but critical condition at the Princess Alexander Hospital's intensive care unit.

 

 

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to Clarks Road after receiving a call that a man had been involved in a serious truck rollover at 2.50pm.

The driver was flown to hospital under the care of an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and QAS Critical Care Flight Paramedic.

 

BREAKING: A in his 40s was trapped in his semi-trailer after it rolled on Clarks Rd in Chinchilla at 2.50pm. Pic: Peta McEachern
BREAKING: A in his 40s was trapped in his semi-trailer after it rolled on Clarks Rd in Chinchilla at 2.50pm. Pic: Peta McEachern

 

It's believed the man was travelling along the road when he lost control of the truck while travelling around a bend.

The man was reportedly trapped in the truck for more than an hour, before emergency services managed to free him using hydraulic equipment to cut him out of the wreck.

The rescue chopper was sent to the scene about 3pm where the pilot was able to land in a paddock nearby - although he wasn't flown out until after 6pm.

 

BREAKING: A in his 40s is trapped in his semi-trailer after it rolled on Clarks Rd in Chinchilla at 2.50pm. Pic: Peta McEachern
BREAKING: A in his 40s is trapped in his semi-trailer after it rolled on Clarks Rd in Chinchilla at 2.50pm. Pic: Peta McEachern

 

Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel were all in attendance.


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