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Teen Pinned Between Cars Critically Ill

A teenager is fighting for life in Townsville Hospital after he was pinned between two vehicles in Moranbah.

Paramedics were called to a location off Moranbah Access Road at 7.22PM on Tuesday, but it is believed the person was hit at another location.

He was reportedly standing next to a vehicle off Moranbah Access Road, when a second vehicle rolled, smashing into him.

The teen was treated for a serious head injury and was transported under emergency lights and sirens to Moranbah Hospital.

He was later flown to Townsville Hospital via Rescue Helicopter in a critical condition.

The RACQ CQ Rescue crew explained that the 17-year-old suffered serious head injuries when he was believed crushed between two cars, one towing the other, on a
property nearby.

His friends rushed him to meet the Queensland Ambulance Service at McDonald’s on the Moranbah Access Road before he was transferred to Moranbah Hospital.

RACQ CQ Rescue, with a doctor and Critical Care Paramedic on board, landed on the oval in the township just before 9pm so the flying trauma team could be transferred to the Moranbah hospital quickly.

An hour later, the rescue helicopter departed the Moranbah oval with the teenager on board in a critical condition and arrived at Townsville Hospital at midnight.

The Mackay-based rescue helicopter flew more than 800km over six hours to transfer the critically ill teen to hospital.