Man has head injuries from fall
AN 18-year-old Kingsthorpe man was in a critical condition in Princess Alexandra Hospital late yesterday after falling from a trailer at the Washpool Camping Reserve at Leslie Dam at 6.15pm Saturday.
A Warwick Police spokesman said they received a call about several vehicles hooning around the camping reserve and Washpool Road.
“During the conversation, it was reported someone (in a separate incident) had fallen off the back of a trailer near the water,” the spokesman said.
Shortly afterwards, police arrived at the scene.
“The man had a head injury and a bystander on the scene started resuscitation,” he said.
“Queensland Ambulance Services (staff) resuscitated the man on the scene and on the way to Warwick Hospital.”
Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing but initial investigations suggest the man had fallen from a trailer being towed.
The man’s family was on the scene.
Warwick Health Services Director of Nursing Megan O’Shannessy said the man was admitted to the emergency department at Warwick Hospital in a critical condition.
“An Emergency Retrieval Team was sent from a Brisbane hospital and arrived in Warwick about 10pm,” Ms O’Shannessy said.
The man was flown to Brisbane by the Department of Community Safety Action AGL helicopter from the Sunshine Coast and arrived at the Princess Alexandra Hospital at 12.23am yesterday.
A 38-year-old Toowoomba man, who was allegedly driving the vehicle towing the trailer, has been issued with a notice to appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on May 19 for driving with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .07.
Police said they believed the incident with the trailer was not related to the earlier reports of hooning.