Barb-wire injuries but quad rider finds help

By FRAZER PEARCE

A 60-YEAR-OLD man received serious upper body injuries yesterday when he hit a barb-wire fence while riding a quad bike on a property 60km west of Moura.

A Moura ambulance spokesman said the man, the property caretaker, managed to get back on the bike after the crash and ride about five minutes to a farmhouse to alert other people who raised the alarm about 7.30am.

A Moura paramedic attended the scene and treated the man for what he described as "potentially life-threatening injuries'' to his neck.

He also treated the man for head, spine and chest injuries.

The spokesman said the man was dazed and could not remember how the accident happened. To assist in stabilising the patient a Moura doctor was escorted to the farmhouse by police and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was sent to fly him to Rockhampton Hospital.

He was in a stable and satisfactory condition last night.



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