UPDATE: The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating after a fatal traffic crash at Redbank Creek yesterday afternoon.

Police believe the utility was travelling along Esk-Hampton Rd when it left the road and crashed just before 1pm.

The male driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A female passenger was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

An elderly woman has been airlifted from a fatal single-vehicle crash on Esk/Hampton Rd earlier today.
An elderly woman has been airlifted from a fatal single-vehicle crash on Esk/Hampton Rd earlier today. Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

 

EARLIER: An elderly woman has been airlifted from a fatal single-vehicle crash on Esk/Hampton Rd at Redbank Creek, near Esk on Tuesday.

The male driver she was travelling with was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is believed the car hit a tree.

The helicopter's critical care doctor spent more than an hour stabilising the patient.
The helicopter's critical care doctor spent more than an hour stabilising the patient. Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services personnel freed the woman from the vehicle and treated her for multi-trauma injuries.

Paramedics then drove her a short distance to a waiting RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

The helicopter's critical care doctor spent more than an hour stabilising the patient before she was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

A Brisbane-based rescue chopper has also had a busy day airlifting two young boys from Cherbourg Hospital.

A boy, aged 6, was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane after a metal door on an animal enclosure flung open and struck him in the eye.

A two-year-old boy was airlifted to Toowoomba Base Hospital with a respiratory condition.

He was in a stable condition.

A Brisbane-based rescue chopper has also had a busy day airlifting two young boys from Cherbourg Hospital.
A Brisbane-based rescue chopper has also had a busy day airlifting two young boys from Cherbourg Hospital. Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue


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