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Man Trapped After Car Slams Into Tree Valkyrie

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A 72-year-old Andergrove man was airlifted by RACQ CQ Rescue after his ute slammed into a tree on the Fitzroy Development Road about 6am.

UPDATE | A courier was lucky to sustain only minor injuries when his ute slammed into a tree near Valkyrie early on Thursday.

The 72-year-old Andergrove man was driving along Fitzroy Development Road, more than 120km south-west of Mackay, about 6:00AM when his vehicle left the road and hit the tree.

Image Credit: RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter Service

RACQ CQ Rescue, with a doctor and Critical Care Paramedic on board, was tasked about 6.50am and flew direct to the scene, landing in a paddock beside the accident scene.

Image Credit: RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter Service

The patient suffered minor chest and head injuries and was transported to Mackay Airport before being transferred by ambulance to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition about 9am.

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Image Credit: RACQ CQ Rescue Helicopter Service

EARLIER | A driver's been trapped in his car at Valkyrie, south of Nebo, after colliding with a tree.

The man suffered neck, chest, arm and leg injuries and is being assisted by emergency services crews on Fitzroy Developmental Road.

The accident happened at 5.35AM and a rescue helicopter was called.

By Michelle Price