A man has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after a single vehicle crash west of Casino. Photo courtesy of RACQ CareFlight Rescue.
A man has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after a single vehicle crash west of Casino. Photo courtesy of RACQ CareFlight Rescue. Contributed

Medical condition may have caused serious crash, police say

A "MEDICAL condition" may have caused a crash that left a man with serious head injuries near Tabulam yesterday, police have said.

The cause of the single vehicle crash, which closed the Bruxner Highway for about an hour, is still being investigated but Inspector Bill McKenna said it was "possible the driver may have suffered a medical condition prior to the accident occurring".

The driver, a 53-year-old Queensland man, was trapped in his car after it crashed into a railing and then a rock shoulder face before overturning 55km west of Casino about 10am.

"This resulted in the single male driver receiving significant injury and he was trapped by confinement for a period of time," Insp McKenna said.

Insp McKenna said police from Richmond Local Area Command and Bonalbo attended the scene along with local Rural Fire Service volunteers, ambulance and paramedics.

The Gold Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter landed on an oval at Tabulam. The intensive care air medical crew was met by a NSW Ambulance team, who transferred the patient from the crash site.

He was flown to the Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.



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