A MAN has been airlifted to hospital "life-threatening" injuries following a serious crash at Kanigan last night which brought to a close a horror week for the region which included two deaths.

The 46-year-old man and a woman, also in her 40s, were seriously injured in a crash on Cheery Tree Rd last night.

It is understood he received serious head injuries when the car collided with a tree

He was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital and the woman was taken to Gympie Hospital with chest and back injuries.

The crash ended a week of tragic five-day stretch for the region which started last Wednesday when Gympie man Noel Ormes was killed in a workplace accident at a Tozer St business.

Police investigate a death at a business on Tozer St on Wednesday morning.
Police investigate a death at a business on Tozer St on Wednesday morning. Donna Jones

It is believed a generator fell on him just before 6.30am.

Daughter Benita Butler remembered Mr Ormes as someone who loved mowing people's lawns and would "go past his customers' houses to see how their lawns were going" and Chatsworth Rural Fire Brigade member Mark Desmond said Mr Ormes was one of the group's "most active workers".

"I'm quite sure he will be very missed as he was always there to lend a hand," Mr Desmond said.

 

Fatal at Imbil
Fatal at Imbil Troy Jegers

The region's week of heartbreak continued on Saturday when 51-year-old Stuart McKay died after suffering a heart-attack while trail-riding at the Imbil State Forest.

Friends performed CPR for 15 minutes on the Samford resident before paramedics arrived.

"Despite the great efforts of them, the man was unable to be revived," QAS officer in charge Wayne Thompson said at the scene.

Two people rushed to hospital from a car crash on Cherry Tree Rd, one male air lifted to Brisbane hospital with head injurys and a lady taken to Gympie hospital to be monitored.
Two people rushed to hospital from a car crash on Cherry Tree Rd, one male air lifted to Brisbane hospital with head injurys and a lady taken to Gympie hospital to be monitored. Troy Jegers
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