Man is critical after Baffle Creek crash
A 21-YEAR-OLD man was in a critical but stable condition in hospital last night, after crashing his vehicle into a tree in the early hours of yesterday.
The man is believed to have lost control of his vehicle and hit the tree at Flat Rock Road, near Baffle Creek.
Gladstone Police communications supervisor Glen Fletcher said police were advised about 2am yesterday that a man could be heard calling for help in the vicinity of Baffle Creek.
“The informant continued searching for the voice and at 2.10am he had located a man beside his vehicle,” he said.
Despite having two broken legs, a broken arm and cuts to his body, the man was able to escape the wreckage.
A road ambulance team treated him on the scene before taking him to Wartburg SES oval to meet the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter at 3.30am.
Rescue pilot Wayne Thompson airlifted the man to Bundaberg Hospital, and he was transferred at 1.45pm to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
Later yesterday, there was another traffic accident, this time on the Burnett Highway at Mulgildie about 8.30am.
Monto Police Senior Constable Daniel Browning said the minor accident happened when a woman with a child passenger collided with a council water truck, which was turning into a driveway.
Snr Const Browning said the woman and child were taken to Bundaberg Hospital to receive treatment for shock.
The accidents follow a horror stretch on Bundaberg region roads in the past week.
A man and a woman were killed in a two-car crash on Rosedale Road late last Friday, but the woman’s 17-month-old baby survived the wreckage.
In the second fatal car accident this past week, a Childers mum was killed in a single-vehicle rollover on the Bruce Highway, near Apple Tree Creek.
Police continue to warn drivers to take care on the road.