Woman freed from truck wreck near Boonah

The patient was transferred by road to the waiting helicopter and airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
The patient was transferred by road to the waiting helicopter and airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. RACQ CareFlight Rescue

UPDATE 3PM: A woman has been airlifted to hospital with two serious leg fractures, following an earlier crash near Boonah.

Police say a truck crashed into an embankment off Beaudesert-Boonah Rd at Coulson, about 12.30pm this afternoon.

The woman, aged in her 70s, was trapped in the passenger's side cabin of the light truck for more than an hour, with firefighters using cutting gear to remove the dash.

The male driver of the truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The road will remain closed for several hours while the Ipswich forensic crash unit investigates.


EARLIER: Firefighters have freed a seriously injured woman from the wreck of a truck crash near Boonah.

The single-vehicle accident was reported about 12.30pm on the Beaudesert-Boonah Rd at Coulson about 25km from Boonah.

A woman aged in her 70s was trapped in the cabin for over an hour, with serious leg injuries.

A rescue chopper has been called to airlift her to hospital.

The Boonah-bound side of the road is blocked.

The Ipswich forensic crash unit has been called to investigate.

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