Queensland Police Service. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Queensland Police Service. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Man, 70, to undergo surgery in Brisbane after crash

FRIDAY: A 70-year-old man will remain in Brisbane to undergo surgery on two broken legs.

The man was riding a fully-registered, Honda 50cc road scooter when he collided with a car on Dayman St, Urgangan, about 10.50am on Tuesday.

The man was wearing a helmet and a high-visibility vest at the time of the incident.

WEDNESDAY: A spokeswoman for Hervey Bay Hospital said an elderly man involved in a crash between a mobility scooter and a car on Tuesday will be transferred to a Brisbane hospital.

"A 70-year-old man presented to Hervey Bay Hospital with multiple fractures to both lower legs," she said.

"He was stabilised and has been under observation.

"He's in a stable condition and is awaiting transfer to a Brisbane hospital."

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EARLIER: An elderly man was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter.

Few details were available, but the crash happened on Dayman St in Urangan about 10.50am on Tuesday.

Sergeant Paul Jervis said a breath test was performed on both parties at the scene and returned a negative result.

The elderly man was transported in a stable condition.



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