Man, woman airlifted from south-west crash identified

LATEST: Investigations into a car and caravan rollover which left two grey nomads from Victoria in hospital are continuing.

A woman, aged in her 50s, and man, aged in his 60s, were airlifted from the scene about 30km from Surat on the Carnarvon Highway after their car and caravan rolled about 2.30pm Saturday.

The pair was trapped in the overturned vehicle before a "difficult extrication" operation by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews was successful.

Both the man and woman, from Victoria, were initially airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious condition with injuries.

The woman has since been discharged from Toowoomba Hospital while the man was transferred to a Brisbane hospital on Sunday.

Surat police Sergeant Mark Gerske said investigations into the cause of the crash were ongoing.

Sgt Gerske praised motorists who stopped at the scene and helped police and emergency services with traffic control.

"There were numerous people who stopped and rendered assistance," he said.

"Thank you to the general public for helping with the traffic control."

Initial investigations suggest the driver of the car lost control causing the vehicle to overturn, however the cause was yet to be determined.

Sgt Gerske appealed for anyone in the area around the time of the crash who may have relevant dashcam footage to contact Policelink on 131 444.

MONDAY, 8AM: A couple injured in a car and caravan rollover in the state's south-west were airlifted to Toowoomba in critical conditions.

A man, aged in his 60s, and a woman in her 50s were airlifted from the scene on the Carnarvon Highway 30km from Surat on Saturday.

LifeFlight's Surat Gas Aeromedical Service helicopter was tasked to the scene about 3.30pm.

The rollover was reported about 2pm Saturday.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services cut the pair free from the overturned vehicle before Queensland Ambulance paramedics were able to treat them.

The man was initially taken by road to Surat Hospital before being transferred to Toowoomba Hospital.

LifeFlight reported the pair was in critical conditions.

LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) chopper has airlifted two people, after they were seriously injured in a caravan rollover, in the Maranoa region.
LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) chopper has airlifted two people, after they were seriously injured in a caravan rollover, in the Maranoa region. LifeFlight

SUNDAY, 7.45AM: One person was airlifted and a second taken to hospital by ambulance after a car and caravan rollover yesterday.

Two people had to be cut from the vehicle which rolled off the Carnarvon Highway 30km from Surat about 2.55pm Saturday.

The rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene and airlifted one of the two people - the only people in the car - to Toowoomba Hospital.

The Queensland Ambulance Service reported the person suffered neck injuries, and was flown in a stable condition.

The second person was taken to Surat Hospital in a stable condition.

The crash closed one lane of the highway.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

SATURDAY, 4.20PM: A RESCUE helicopter has been tasked to a serious car and caravan rollover reported this afternoon.

All emergency services are on scene of the incident on the Carnarvon Highway about 30km from Surat in the Maranoa region.

A man and woman were trapped in the overturned vehicle which had been towing a caravan.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have worked to free the pair from the vehicle reported about 2.55pm.

The Queensland Ambulance Service reported paramedics are on scene treating two people, with a rescue helicopter tasked to the scene.

One lane of the Carnarvon Highway is blocked with traffic control in place.



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