Man seriously injured in truck rollover in Somerset region

August 15, 2023 12:15 pm in by
Photo/video: RACQ Lifeflight Rescue Helicopter. Supplied.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has airlifted an injured driver to hospital, after he was found by a passer-by, collapsed near where his truck had rolled over.

The rescue chopper was tasked to the remote Somerset region location at 5.30 this morning.

The pilot landed the aircraft at the scene near the dirt road where the vehicle, which was carrying a load of timber, had rolled on a corner.

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It is believed the truck driver had managed to get himself out of his vehicle and made his way a short distance down the road, before he collapsed and was found by another driver.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic joined responding QAS ground crews to treat the man before he was transferred to the helicopter.

Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel were also on scene.

The patient, who is aged in his fifties, was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital for further treatment.