CareFlight airlifts man trapped in semi-trailer rollover

The male driver sustained suspected spinal injuries and was trapped in the vehicle for roughly an hour before emergency services were able to free him.

Toowoomba-based CareFlight Pilot Simon Newman commended the actions of ground emergency services crews who secured the area quickly, allowing a safe highway landing.

After he was freed, a Critical Care Doctor and Flight Intensive Care Paramedic on-board the Toowoomba-based helicopter treated the man for serious injuries before flying him to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The patient travelled in a critical but stable condition.

The man is the second motor vehicle accident patient CareFlight has airlifted today.

A 50 year old woman suffering suspected spinal injuries from a single vehicle rollover in Gayndah this morning was transported from Gayndah Hospital to Bundaberg Base hospital by the Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

The woman travelled in a stable condition.