Man in serious condition after car crash

CAR CRASH: Emergency crews work to free people trapped in a car following an accident on Coominya Connection Rd at Coominya.
CAR CRASH: Emergency crews work to free people trapped in a car following an accident on Coominya Connection Rd at Coominya. David Nielsen

LATEST: A man is in a serious condition after the vehicle he was driving apparently swerved to miss a dead bird on the road and crashed into a power pole.

The accident occurred about 4pm on Monday on Coominya Connection Rd in Coominya.

Firefighters and rescue crews rushed to the scene, to find the car wrapped around a power pole.

The driver and three passengers were trapped inside.

The impact of the collision brought down powerlines.

Two of the passengers were quickly freed from the vehicle and transported to the Ipswich Hospital.

They were treated for minor injuries.

The remaining two were airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The driver was unconscious and in a critical condition while the third passenger sustained serious leg injuries.

According to eye-witness reports, the driver, aged in his 20s, lost control of the vehicle after he swerved to avoid a dead bird that was lying in the road.

7PM: Police wish to advise that Coominya Connection Road is closed to traffic as the Forensic Crash Unit continues to investigate this afternoon's serious traffic crash at Coominya.

The two occupants of the vehicle who were receiving medical treatment at the scene have now been airlifted to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital with serious injuries.

The advice of the QPS is that the two remaining occupants who were transported to Ipswich Hospital have been treated for minor injuries.


5PM: Police are at the scene of a serious single vehicle traffic crash at Coominya.

Just after 4pm, a car travelling on Coominya Connection Road hit a pole, causing powerlines to fall.

Four people were initially trapped in the vehicle, but two have since been extracted and are being transported to Ipswich Hospital.

The remaining two are currently receiving medical treatment at the scene - at least one of which is in a serious condition.

They are expected to be airlifted to a Brisbane hospital yet to be determined.

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