Five people were taken to hospital after a slew of crashes around the Gympie region in the space of a day.
Five people were taken to hospital after a slew of crashes around the Gympie region in the space of a day.

CRASH CARNAGE: Five Gympie people hospitalised in one day

Sunday carnage across the Gympie region continued into the start of the week, resulting in a total of five crash-related hospitalisations in the space of a day. ‘

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A man in his 70s was has flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with serious injuries after his ride-on lawnmower rolled into a ditch and pinned him to the ground at a private Carters Ridge property late yesterday morning.

The man lost control of the mower and it rolled into a ditch, reportedly pinning him underneath it until he was found by a neighbour some time later.

He suffered serious lower body injuries but was said to be in a stable condition upon being taken to hospital.

Another man hurt his ankle in a water skiing accident on Lake Borumba at lunchtime on Sunday, and was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.

Soon after a motorbike rider crashed and injured his shoulder at Kandanga Creek after coming off his bike near the intersection of Ward and Happy Valley roads at about 12.44pm.

The rider was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.

Also around noon, a woman was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition with an arm injury after her car rolled down an embankment at Six Mile Creek.

An afternoon drive on the Cooloola Coast took a bad turn when a car with four people rolled over while driving near the intersection of Rainbow Beach Rd and Freshwater Rd just after 4pm.

One person was hurt in that crash and taken to Gympie Hospital with a shoulder injury.

Gympie Times


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