HORROR HEAD-ON: A man who was trapped in his car (pictured) after it crashed head-on with another car on the Wide Bay Highway is still in a serious condition in hospital. Photo: Frances Klein
HORROR HEAD-ON: A man who was trapped in his car (pictured) after it crashed head-on with another car on the Wide Bay Highway is still in a serious condition in hospital. Photo: Frances Klein

Driver involved in fatal crash in ’serious condition’

A MAN involved in a fatal crash on the Wide Bay Highway at Lower Wonga two weeks ago remains in a Brisbane hospital in a serious condition.

The man, 33 from Kilkivan, was driving a Holden Commodore that collided head-on with a Isuzu utility at high impact on the highway on the morning of October 14.

The man had to be cut from his Holden Commodore following the head-on crash. Photo: Frances Klein
The man had to be cut from his Holden Commodore following the head-on crash. Photo: Frances Klein
Paramedics work to stabilise the man before he is airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition. Photo: Frances Klein
Paramedics work to stabilise the man before he is airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition. Photo: Frances Klein

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The passenger of the Isuzu, a 59-year woman from Veteran later died in hospital.

Both people had been airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in separate rescue helicopters after paramedics worked for hours stabilising them for transport.

The man has internal injuries as well as spinal and leg injuries a spokesman for the Queensland Police Service Forensic Crash Unit said.

A rescue chopper leaves the scene with one of the patients. Photo: Frances Klein
A rescue chopper leaves the scene with one of the patients. Photo: Frances Klein

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He has been released form intensive care but remains in a serious condition in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, he said.

The Commodore had caught fire on impact, a fire and rescue serviceman said at the scene but was extinguished by a quick-thinking witness.

The 33-year-old man from Kilkivan was trapped when his car caught on fire. Photo: Frances Klein
The 33-year-old man from Kilkivan was trapped when his car caught on fire. Photo: Frances Klein
A firefighter inspect the wreckage. Photo: Frances Klein
A firefighter inspect the wreckage. Photo: Frances Klein

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The witness had saved the life of the man who was trapped in the wreckage, the Gympie firefighter said.

A 58-year-old Veteran man who was driving the Isuzu and is the husband of the woman that died has been released from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, where he was taken by ambulance following the crash.

Investigations into the crash are continuing, the spokesman said.

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The scene of a serious head-on crash on the Wide Bay Highway at Lower Wonga. Photo: Frances Klein
The scene of a serious head-on crash on the Wide Bay Highway at Lower Wonga. Photo: Frances Klein