Ambulance and rescue workers apply first aid.
Ambulance and rescue workers apply first aid. Craig Warhurst

Cyclist dies after crash

GYMPIE road crash victim Joseph Ghisoni, 60, has died in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Mr Ghisoni was flown from Gympie Hospital on Monday and had emerged from surgery. He was last reported to have been in a critical but stable condition.

He suffered severe head injuries in a collision between his motorised bicycle and a tree lopping truck and trailer.

The crash occurred about 8am on Monday.

Off-duty ambulance officer Rod Klein happened upon the accident and earned the praise of colleagues for his swift action in applying CPR to keep Mr Ghisoni alive until the ambulance arrived.

Mr Klein had not long finished his ambulance night shift when he saw people waving him down near the crash scene on the corner of Tozer St and Tozer Park Rd.

He said at the time that he did not know if his efforts to save Mr Ghisoni would be successful in the long run.

"You just do what you can, hey," he said

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