Crash victim still in hospital

A GYMPIE crash victim remains in a critical condition in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, after being airlifted from Gympie Hospital on Monday.

A Princess Alexandra spokesman yesterday said the man, Joseph Ghisoni, was in the hospital's intensive care ward.

Mr Ghisoni suffered severe head injuries in a collision between his motorised bicycle and a trailer being towed by a tree lopping truck.

At last report yesterday, Mr Ghisoni had emerged successfully from surgery and was in the hospital's recovery room, still critical but stable.

He is believed to have suffered a fractured skull and a broken collarbone.

Quick action by off-duty ambulance paramedic Rod Klein, who immediately began cardio pulmonary resuscitation on Mr Ghisoni after the accident, kept Mr Ghisoni alive for 12 minutes before the ambulance arrived.

After further emergency aid administered on the pavement to stabilise the badly injured Mr Ghisoni, rescue workers put him in an ambulance.

Gympie Times


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