Rescues were varied and widespread during February. As a result our RACQ CapRescue crews flew continuously, all across the Central Queensland region responding to emergency calls from regional hospitals, rural properties and motor vehicle accidents on remote highways and roads.
One of the more serious accidents involved a 28 year old haulage driver who sustained multiple injuries after his truck carrying timber logs overturned on a remote stretch of the Gladstone Monto Road south of Calliope.
Rescue300 was tasked to the accident just after 5.30am. Responding immediately, the crew landed directly at the scene where our on board Critical Care Paramedic and Doctor further assisted the first responders.
After being trapped for several hours the 28 year old patient was extracted from the vehicle with serious head and lower limb injuries. He was stabilised prior to being airlifted to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a serious condition.
There are many contributing factors that can lead to a horrific motor accident. Our Rescue300 crew encourage all road users to do what they can to stay safe when getting behind the wheel. Remember the Fatal Five when driving and ensure you make it to your destination.