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Paramedic Injured After Light Pole Falls On Ambulance


Image Credit: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

A Paramedic called to a crash in Yeppoon has been rushed to Yeppoon Hospital after a light pole landed on the Ambulance they were in.  

It comes after a car initally crashed into the light pole on Tanby and Yeppoon Roads at 6.53AM on Wednesday.

A teenage girl was taken to Yeppoon Hospital stable with neck pain.

But while the Ambulance was there the light pole came down on top of it.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was called to assist the injured Paramedic.

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Image Credit: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

The first responder to the scene, RACQ Capricorn Rescue Service Aircrewman Dave Patterson was on his way to work when he witnessed the sedan collide with the power pole.

It was after the driver was extracted from the vehicle and had received initial treatment that the unsecure power pole fell on top of the ambulance vehicle and subsequently impacted a QAS Paramedic causing suspected neck injuries.

The Paramedic was stabilised on scene before, along with the driver of the vehicle, was transported to the Yeppoon Hospital.

Rescue 300 was then tasked to retrieve the QAS Officer and transport them in a stable condition to Rockhampton Base Hospital for further treatment.

That Paramedic was suffering from back pain.

By Michelle Price