Police investigate buggy crash

POLICE are investigating a dune buggy crash that left a 54-year-old man in hospital in a serious condition yesterday.

The man suffered serious head and spinal injuries after being thrown from the buggy, which rolled on the headland at Coonarr Beach shortly before 10am.

The AGL Rescue Helicopter attended the crash scene and airlifted the man to Bundaberg Hospital. Paramedics also attended the scene.

Bundaberg Police Inspector Kev Guteridge said investigations would focus on a number of factors, including alcohol.

AGL Helicopter pilot Brent Hall said witnesses to the crash had a helicopter at their disposal and flew to the airport to raise the alarm as well as calling emergency services by telephone.

“We probably got there in the same amount of time we would have with the call, but we followed them back,” Mr Hall said.



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