Just after 7am on a Sunday morning in March, RACQ CapRescue was tasked to the scene of a serious multi-vehicle accident involving a ute and a B-Double truck on the Capricorn Highway 10km west of Duaringa.
Upon arrival to the horrific scene, the onboard Rescue300 crew along with the Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor discovered the B-Double had veered off the right-hand side of the road and into the trees. The utility had sustained significant damage, with the driver still entrapped in the vehicle.
With the assistance of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Police Service and the on-board crew, the driver was removed from the vehicle safely and assessed for injuries.
Medical personnel deemed the patient to be extremely lucky, suffering only minor scratches and a suspected lower limb fracture. As a precautionary measure, he was treated for suspected spinal and head injuries at the scene also. Once stabilised, the patient was transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital for further scans and treatment.
The driver of the truck appeared to in a stable condition and was provided medical care by Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics.