Police probe why Mongolian was in crash ute tray

The RACQ CareFlight Toowoomba rescue helicopter at the scene of the accident near Warwick.
The RACQ CareFlight Toowoomba rescue helicopter at the scene of the accident near Warwick.

UPDATE: Police investigating a crash involving a ute with three foreign nationals aboard are looking into whether a Mongolian passenger was in the open tray of the vehicle.

Police from Warwick Patrol are investigating the single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on the Goomburra Rd near Gladfield on Saturday February 20 at around 11.20am.

Those involved included Swedish, German and Mongolian nationals, with the Mongolian and German patients requiring airlift to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane.

Police are investigating whether the Mongolian national was a passenger in the open tray area of the involved Toyota utility at the time.

Injuries sustained were not considered life threatening at the time.

Police are urging motorists to take extra care on country roads following a recent high number of crashes in the area.

EARLIER: Two men were airlifted to Toowoomba by the RACQ CareFlight Toowoomba Rescue Helicopter today after a single vehicle crash near Warwick. 

The crash happened just after midday.

The rescue helicopter crew assisted the Queensland Ambulance Serive with the three patients who had been travelling in a ute on a country road. 

It was believed that the ute hit a pot hole on the road which caused the vehicle to veer off the road, roll and land in a small gully, ejecting one passenger. 

The rescue helicopter's medical team treated two foreign nationals, a 28-years-old Mongolian man who suffered abdominal injuries and a 29-year-old German man who had a dislocated shoulder. 

The female driver was taken to the Toowoomba Hospital for scans and the two men were airlifted to Toowoomba in a stable condition. 

All three were farm workers. 

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