A man survived a horror crash on the Bruce Highway at Tanawha about 11pm on January 6.
A man survived a horror crash on the Bruce Highway at Tanawha about 11pm on January 6. Mike Clayton

Crash driver 'lucky to be alive'

A MAN was lucky to escape serious injury in a single-vehicle crash which sent a a piece of guard rail through the driver's side of his car.

Firefighters worked for an hour to cut the man free from the new model HSV Clubsport, in the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway at Tanawha about 11pm on Friday.

They found the man, aged in his late 20s, halfway though the windscreen, jammed between the dashboard and the railing.

Claytons Towing operations manager Mike Clayton said the scene looked like a fatal incident.

"We thought he had no legs left. It was pretty horrific," Mr Clayton said.

"We've been to fatal accidents involving this same Armco railing in the past, this guy looks like he's extremely lucky.

"If he survives he will be one of the luckiest people I've seen in an accident in a long time."

A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman said the patient was partially trapped by the leg for a time.

"He was taken to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition with lower limb injuries," she said.


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