Courtesy RACQ CareFlight Rescue

Second person airlifted after Jandowae rollover crash

UPDATE 12.17PM: A second person involved in this morning's single vehicle rollover in the Western Downs region has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

The male passenger suffered a suspected head injury after the car swerved to avoid colliding with a kangaroo, rolled and slammed into a tree.

The crash happened sometime before 2am approximately six kilometres north of Jandowae.

The Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Jandowae Hospital to airlift the young adult just after 8am.

He was flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

He is the second crash victim to be airlifted by the Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter today.

Earlier this morning, the crew was tasked to urgently airlift a man in his 50s who sustained suspected head and spinal injuries in the same crash. He was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

A female occupant also suffered minor injuries and was taken to Jandowae Hospital by road ambulance.

This is the second time the young adult has required an airlift by RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

He was previously airlifted about two years ago after he was bucked from a bull in a rodeo.

Courtesy RACQ CareFlight Rescue

UPDATE: A JANDOWAE man, 58, is in a critical condition in a Brisbane hospital after being cut from the wreck of a vehicle which rolled early this morning.

The RACQ CareFlight crew were tasked to the Jandowae Hospital to airlift the man to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

He travelled in a critical condition with head and spinal injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash but it is understood the vehicle, driven by a 58-year-old woman from Jandowae, rolled after it swerved to avoid a kangaroo before it hit a tree on the Jandowae Connection Rd.

Six people had been travelling in the vehicle when the incident occurred.

The driver, along with a 20-year-old Jandowae woman and a 19-year-old man from Brigalow, were taken to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries.

Two children, both aged under 10, were not physically injured.

EARLIER: A MAN has sustained life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle traffic crash 5km north of Jandowae early this morning.

Initial information suggests at 2am, a station wagon containing six people was travelling along Jandowae Connection Rd when it rolled while trying to avoid a kangaroo.

A 58-year-old Jandowae man suffered life-threatening head injuries and was airlifted from the scene by the Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

The 58-year-old female driver from Jandowae, a 20-year-old Jandowae woman, and a 19-year-old Brigalow man were transported to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries.

Two children under the age of 10 were not physically injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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