Car falls on man at Widgee home

A WIDGEE man was in Nambour General Hospital last night after a car fell on him at his Widgee home yesterday afternoon.

The man, 48, received major chest trauma after the Commodore station wagon he working on at his home, fell off two jacks and pinned him across his chest to the driveway.

Luckily the man’s wife was at home and heard him yelling for help. She summoned medical help and with the aid of neighbours they were able to lift the vehicle up and get the man out from under it.

Two Queensland Ambulance Service crews from Gympie attended the man at his home about 20 kilometres west of Gympie and the AGL Rescue Helicopter was also tasked to help.

AGL Rescue Helicopter chief pilot Andrew Caton said he and his crew landed in a neighbouring property and when they arrived the Gympie QAS paramedics had stabilised the man and had him ready to be airlifted to Nambour.

He said the man was in a stable condition but suffering from chest trauma when he arrived at the hospital.

Mr Caton said the message is when working on vehicles, not to rely on jacks but to place blocks or stands under the vehicle as well.

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