Passerby comes to aid of car crash victim
UPDATE: A 54-year-old woman is recovering in Toowoomba Hospital after being injured in a head-on crash on the New England Hwy.
Passer-by Keith Hoare was on his way to Toowoomba with his dad when he came across the scene near Cambooya about 6pm yesterday.
He had just finished a day of competing in road bike racing at Warwick and was heading home to Dalby.
"She was in the driver's side and the steering wheel had been pushed up into her face," Mr Hoare said.
The woman had big cuts on her lip and head and her face was swollen.
"She was just coming to (consciousness).
Mr Hoare climbed into the passenger seat beside the injured woman.
Emergency services had been called so Mr Hoare called his wife, a nurse, to get advice on what to do before paramedics arrived.
She told him to make sure the woman's airways were open and to try to keep her talking.
"She was quite with it.
"She was trying to move the glass off the seat for me."
He said the woman had lost quite a few teeth.
"I just kept talking to her and kept her head back and kept her airway open.
"I don't think she realised what had happened."
He said he was still in the car when paramedics arrived about half an hour later.
He wasn't aware of the severity of the injuries suffered by the occupants of the other car involved.
A Queensland ambulances service spokeswoman said they were also taken to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries.
The woman was this morning listed as being in a stable condition.
6AM: An elderly woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash south of Toowoomba last night.
Two vehicles collided on the New England Hwy outside Cambooya about 6pm.
An elderly female driver of one of the vehicles involved was taken by ambulance to Toowoomba Hospital.
The New England Hwy was closed in both directions about 20km south of Toowoomba until about 8.30pm.
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SUNDAY: Five people were transported to the Toowoomba Hospital after a head-on collision on the New England Highway, outside Cambooya.
The Queensland Ambulance Service was called to the scene of the two vehicle crash about 6pm today.
A QAS spokesperson said the elderly female driver of one vehicle was seriously injured.
The driver and three passengers of the other vehicle had minor injuries.