Crash victim brain injury


UPDATE: A MAN in his 50’s who suffered a head injury in a single vehicle accident on Adelaide Park Road yesterday morning is still in the Intensive Care Unit of the Rockhampton hospital.

Police are urging anyone with any information to contact their local police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

6AM: A MAN who sustained a severe head injury when his car ploughed into a tree in Yeppoon yesterday may suffer permanent brain damage, according to paramedics.

The man, described as in his 50s by a triple-zero caller, was trapped in the car on Adelaide Park Rd for over an hour-and-a-half.

The accident occurred at 5.20am and paramedics called firefighters because the front door was jammed shut.

He was not transported to Rockhampton Hospital until about 7am, when police advised the man's family to meet them at the hospital.

The caller said the man seemed to be “snoring”, which police said indicated he was having trouble breathing.

Police said the man was unconscious when emergency services arrived.

After analysing the crime scene, the forensic crash unit reported skid marks in the gravel indicated the man drove straight out of the driveway and into the tree.

Police said they were unsure what caused the accident.

Fitzroy Towing were called to take the vehicle to their yard.

The man was in a serious condition in Rockhampton Hospital yesterday afternoon.

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