Accident scene: Emergency crews work to free an 18-year-old who left the road and crashed into a tree at Thulimbah yesterday afternoon.
Accident scene: Emergency crews work to free an 18-year-old who left the road and crashed into a tree at Thulimbah yesterday afternoon. Stanthorpe Border Post

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.



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