The man was the driver of the rear car in a line of seven vehicles waiting at road works in the North bound lane when an eighth vehicle ploughed into the back of the stationary line.
The impact of the sedan driven by the 23 year old Sunshine Coast man triggered a knock on effect, impacting the other six vehicles, including a caravan under tow.
The man suffered spinal injuries and was treated at the scene before being airlifted to the Bundaberg Base Hospital. He was in a stable condition.
The Hyundai sedan he was driving had just been purchased by his mother and he had been en route to deliver the vehicle. The driver of the 4WD which hit the line of waiting cars was assisting police with their enquiries into the crash.
*This rescue mission was completed when the Sunshine Coast service operated as AGL Action Rescue prior to the July 1 2013 merger with CareFlight Group Queensland.