Woman airlifted after car hits tree on D'Aguilar Highway

A car has rolled over near Moore.
A car has rolled over near Moore. Marguerite Cuddihy

Saturday: A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after a car she was in hit a tree on Friday afternoon.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted the 66-year old female with serious leg injuries and lacerations after a motor vehicle accident on the D'Aguilar Highway, between Blackbutt and Moore.

The woman was driving in her vehicle along the D'Aguilar Highway when she lost control, veered off the road and collided with a tree.

The woman was trapped in the vehicle for an hour while the Queensland Fire and Emergency Crew and Queensland Police Service worked together to cut her from the wreckage.

Once pulled from the vehicle the patient was treated by LifeFlight's critical care doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics for lower leg injuries and severe lacerations.

The woman was taken to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

The D'Aguilar Highway remained closed for several hours following the incident but has since re-opened.

Friday, 4pm: THE D'Aguilar Highway between Blackbutt and Moore remains closed following a single-vehicle rollover.

A woman was trapped in her vehicle after it rolled over on the D'Aguilar Highway near Moore, though has since been let out.

A Queensland Police Service Spokeswoman said the crash occurred just before 1.45pm.

"Fire crews and the Queensland Ambulance Service are also on the scene," the spokeswoman said.

"The crash location is 3km from the bottom of the Blackbutt Range, heading towards Moore. The highway is blocked at that location in both directions."

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesman said four fire crews attended the scene.

"Our guys removed the woman from the vehicle by cutting into it," the spokesman said.

"We are still on the scene making sure things are safe and cleaning up."

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said a medical evacuation helicopter has also been called to the crash location.

"The female patient was entrapped in the vehicle with a head injury," he said.

"She's been extracted with the help of QFES and is still being treated on the scene.

"She's likely to be airlifted sometime soon."

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