Witnesses travel 6km for help after truck crash

THURSDAY, 5PM: Witnesses drove more than six kilometres to use a landline to alert emergency services after a ute collided with a timber truck earlier today.

There was no phone reception at the scene of the crash due to the remote location of the crash.

A LifeFlight spokesperson said a ute driver in his early 60s suffered serious neck, head and limb injuries after his vehicle collided with a large timber truck on the Wondai-Chinchilla Rd at Durong at about 12.30pm on June 15.

The truck driver escaped the accident with minor injuries, despite the roof of his truck being ripped open by trees.

The driver of the ute was airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to the Princess Alexander Hospital in Brisbane in a serious condition.


2PM: PARAMEDICS and Fire and Emergency Service crews are attending a two vehicle crash at Durong.

At about 12.30pm a truck carrying timber and a ute collided and left the road near the intersection of the Wondai-Chinchilla and McPhee Rds.

The driver of the truck was able to remove himself from the crashed vehicle suffering only minor head lacerations.

The driver of the ute is also in a stable condition and and is being treated for arm and chest injuries.

A LifeFlight helicopter is inbound while paramedics continue to assess the drivers.

The crews arrived on scene at about 1.35pm.