Careflight airlifts woman after truck crash
The Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a woman following a serious crash on the Carnarvon Highway, 40 kilometres north of Roma.
The Roma-based helicopter was tasked to the scene just before 8.30pm last night after a utility collided with a truck.
The female patient was the sole occupant of the ute, which reportedly rolled several times.
The 47 year old woman was treated at the scene for leg and chest injuries and was having breathing difficulties.
She was transported to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The truck driver escaped with minor injuries.
The Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service began flying in April 2011, to minimise impacts on community medical services in Queensland’s far south west. The service donates the aircraft to the community and has airlifted nearly 150 seriously ill or injured residents in that time.