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Foot amputated in crash

Emergency services crews at the scene of a crash near Midge Point where a Mackay woman had to have her right foot amputated yesterday.
Emergency services crews at the scene of a crash near Midge Point where a Mackay woman had to have her right foot amputated yesterday. RACQ-CQ Rescue

A 72-YEAR-OLD Mackay woman had to have her right foot amputated from the ankle at the scene of a crash on Kunapippi Rd near Midge Point yesterday.

A Department of Community Safety (DCS) spokeswoman said the woman had been riding a motorbike when it and a four-wheel drive collided near the former Laguna Quays resort about 11.15am.

The woman was airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital by the RACQ-CQ Rescue helicopter, which had been diverted from the search for a missing bushwalker in Eungella National Park.

A CQ Rescue spokeswoman said the crash happened around 500m south of the resort.

The driver of the four-wheel drive was taken to Proserpine Hospital with shock, the spokeswoman said.

About 30 minutes later, at 11.45am, a car towing a caravan and another vehicle collided on Geeberga Station Rd, near Kuttabul, a police spokesman.

A DCS spokeswoman said four patients were assessed on scene by a Queensland Ambulance Service crew and one person was taken to Mackay Base Hospital with minor chest injuries.

Topics:  amputation department of community safety motorbike racq-cq rescue helicopter


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