Wrecked car off the Burnett Highway at Struck Oil after it left the road and rolled down an embankment. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Wrecked car off the Burnett Highway at Struck Oil after it left the road and rolled down an embankment. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Man airlifted to Brisbane after rescue from Mt Morgan wreck

2.25pm: A 24-YEAR-OLD male has been transported to Brisbane by air after being rescued from a wreck at Mount Morgan this morning.

The vehicle the man was trapped in had crashed about 9pm last night but was only discovered at 6.30am.

It had rolled down the side of the Mount Morgan Road.

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter retrieved the man from the scene and transported him to Rockhampton Hospital before he was transported by air by another service to Brisbane.

He had suspected spinal injuries.

8.50am: A 24-year-old man has been trapped in a vehicle overnight that rolled off the Mount Morgan Range.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have used hydraulic equipment to free a person trapped in a car after a crash on the Burnett Hwy this morning.

It is believed the car rolled down an embankment on the Mount Morgan Range between Mount Morgan and Bouldercombe about 9pm last night.

The car was only discovered about 6.35am.

A QFES spokesperson said they were waiting for medical crews to arrive on scene.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said the patient has suspected spinal injuries.

It is believed the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service has been called to the scene.

Reports indicate the Mount Morgan Range Rd will be closed for an indefinite period of time.



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