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Ambulance supervisor puts on thinking cap to find car crash

A MAN in his 60s has been transferred to Bundaberg Base Hospital.
A MAN in his 60s has been transferred to Bundaberg Base Hospital. Cade Mooney

A QUICK-THINKING Rockhampton ambulance supervisor used his initiative when Capricorn Coast emergency services couldn't find a woman who crashed her car into a tree.

About 7am today, police and ambulance services received a phone call from a 30-year-old Yeppoon woman who crashed her car into a tree in Byfield Rd.

Rocky QAS supervisor Ed Moorhouse said the woman initially stated she had crashed her car on a bitumen stretch of Byfield Rd.

Mr Moorhouse said police and ambulance officers searched several roads in Byfield but couldn't find the woman.
Because mobile phone coverage was bad, authorities couldn't contact the woman.

Eventually, the woman got through to Queensland Ambulance Services.

When Mr Moorhouse jumped on the phone, he asked the woman if she was near a power pole.

He asked the woman to find and read back to him the serial number on the power pole.

Through Ergon location services, ambulance and police crews were able to find the woman, who had crashed her car on a gravel stretch of Byfield Rd.

Mr Moorhouse wanted to advise members of the public that if they were involved in an incident in a remote area, find the nearest power pole and locate the serial number.

"This will help us find you," Mr Moorhouse said.

The Morning Bulletin understands the woman was out on a morning drive.

She was transported to Rockhampton Hospital with a sore back, Mr Moorhouse said.

Topics:  qas



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