Two Men Seriously Injured When Work Utility Rolls Five Times

RACQ CQ Rescue has airlifted two seriously injured men to hospital after a work ute left the road and rolled about five times near Glenden this morning.

The 51-year-old Mackay driver and his 51-year-old passenger sustained serious injuries in the single-vehicle accident on Collinsville Elphinstone Road, about 130km west of Mackay, about 7 am.


RACQ CQ Rescue departed base at 7.30am with a doctor and critical care paramedic aboard and arrived at 8.15am, landing on the bitumen road near the crash site.

An RACQ CQ Rescue crewman said the male driver suffered spinal injuries and his passenger sustained serious fractures and breathing difficulties. A decision was made by medical personnel on scene to transport both patients by helicopter to Mackay Base Hospital so the aircraft had to be reconfigured for dual stretchers.

As a result, an RACQ CQ Rescue rescue crewman was left behind at the accident scene, he said.

The helicopter departed with the two patients aboard about 9.55am and arrived at the Mackay Base Hospital at 10.30am with both in a stable condition.