Woman pulled from wreck ‘lucky to survive’
UPDATE FRIDAY NOON: A WOMAN is in a serious but stable condition after being pulled from the wreck of a car at Mt Jukes.
A Mackay Base Hospital spokesman said the 42-year-old woman was still in a serious condition, after being flown to the hospital yesterday afternoon.
A RACQ CQ Rescue spokeswoman said the woman was lucky to survive the horror crash on Yakapari-Seaforth Rd.
She said the woman's small car veered off the road and smashed into a tree at 12.40pm, on Thursday July 23.
"Fortunately, she didn't have a passenger as the left side of vehicle took the full brunt of the collision," the spokeswoman said.
She said RACQ CQ crew on the ground said any passenger in the crash "would have been killed for sure".
The woman was still conscious when Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were forced to cut her from her car, she said.
The spokeswoman said she was treated for significant chest injuries, with possible fractures and pelvic injuries.
The woman is believed to be from the Mackay region.
UPDATE 2.40PM: A 42-year-old woman is being flown to Mackay Base Hospital in a serious, but stable condition.
A RACQ CQ Rescue spokeswoman said the woman's car veered off the road near Mt Jukes and hit a tree.
She said the woman was still conscious when Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were forced to cut her from her car.
"It was an absolute mess," she said.
"If she had a passenger in the car they would be dead."
The woman was treated for significant chest injuries, with possible fractures and pelvic injuries, she said.
She was flown to Mackay Base Hospital.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said initial reports indicated the patient was a man, however he confirmed a woman was injured.
UPDATE 2.20PM: A MAN is in a serious condition after his vehicle crashed into a tree at Mt Jukes.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the man was being treated for a significant chest injury after the crash on Yakapari-Seaforth Rd at 12.40pm.
The man was onboard the RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter at 2.15pm as the crew prepared to take him to hospital, he said.
INITIAL 2PM: A MAN has been injured after his vehicle hit a tree at Mount Jukes, 35km northwest of Mackay.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics were treating the man after the significant crash on Yakapari-Seaforth Rd at 12.40pm.
His injuries are not known, but the spokesman said a rescue helicopter had been sent.
"It's reasonably significant for them to warrant the deployment of the helicopter," he said.
#MountJukes - paramedics, including the rescue helicopter are attending a single-vehicle crash into a tree on Yakapari Seaforth Road at 12.40pm.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) July 23, 2020
The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter landed at the crash site after 1.30pm, a spokeswoman said.
The Transport and Main Roads Department has reported all lanes of Yakapari-Seaforth Rd have been impacted.
More to come