Crash leaves teen critical
AN 18-year-old man was left with severe head injuries, a suspected fractured neck, chest, pelvis and legs as well as abdominal injuries after being involved in a car crash at Thulimbah yesterday afternoon.
At the time of printing of the Daily News last night the teen was in a “very critical” condition at the Stanthorpe Hospital waiting to be flown to a Brisbane hospital by the Rescue 500 helicopter.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the high-speed crash happened about 5pm near the intersection of Tennant and Amiens roads, where the driver left the road and crashed into a tree.
“He was transported to the Stanthorpe Hospital with multiple injuries and was unconscious,” the spokesman said.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) fire-fighters had to use the jaws of life to free the injured teen from the wreckage.
A QFRS spokeswoman said crews from Stanthorpe and Warwick attended as well as an auxiliary fire-fighter who lived nearby was first to attend the accident.
“Three tech rescue crews were dispatched from Toowoomba, but turned around before they arrived,” the spokeswomen said.