Driver injured after swerving to miss stray dog

Toowoomba's RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital in Brisbane, after the car he was driving slammed into a tree, near Oakey this morning.

The chopper was called to the scene, on a rural dirt road, just before 10am.

It's believed the man, aged in his twenties, swerved to avoid a dog on the road, before losing control of the vehicle and hitting a tree.

He suffered multiple suspected fractures in the crash.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES), Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers and bystanders were all assisting at the crash site, when the aeromedical crew arrived.

The man was stabilised by LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic, before being flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

2018 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,724 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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