Driver ‘well entrapped’ after truck rollover
A MAN sustained critical internal injuries after his truck rolled, trapping him for about two hours.
The vehicle rolled on Clarke Rd near Chinchilla about 3pm on Wednesday.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the man well entrapped, requiring hydraulic cutting equipment to free him.
It is believed the man lost control of his empty water truck as he travelled around a bend, flipping it.
Paramedics had a difficult time treating the man while he was trapped, and they called in an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper from Toowoomba to assist.
The man was freed from the wreck about 5pm and flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital under the care of a LifeFlight critical care doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service care flight paramedic.
He had critical internal bleeding.
The rescue comes off the back of a busy 2019-20 financial year for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s critical care doctors after they flew 6333 lifesaving missions.
Originally published as Driver ‘well entrapped’ after truck rollover