The forensic crash unit on the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Beelbi Creek Rd between Burrum and Toogoom.
The forensic crash unit on the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Beelbi Creek Rd between Burrum and Toogoom.

Child airlifted following crash on Beelbi Creek Rd

A CHILD has been airlifted to Brisbane following a single-vehicle crash on Beelbi Creek Rd between Burrum and Toogoom about 8.20am.

A Department of Community Safety spokesman said a seven-year-old girl suffered a fractured skull and was initially taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.

Wide Bay Forensic Crash Unit Senior Constable Glenn Rusten said the child was taken to Brisbane for further treatment.

He said there were four occupants in the vehicle.

It is understood her mother suffered minor injuries after their four-wheel drive lost control hit a tree.

 

The father, and grandfather Christopher Rumpf, of the seven-year-old girl injured at the crash on Beelbi Creek Rd.
The father, and grandfather Christopher Rumpf, of the seven-year-old girl injured at the crash on Beelbi Creek Rd. Robyne Cuerel

The woman's father, Christopher Rumpf, who owns the vehicle, said his daughter was doing a school run with three children in the car.

 

He said the seven-year-old girl had been placed in an Induced coma.

"I don't care about my car, I just hope the grandchild comes out alright," Mr Rumpf, who has been living in the area for two years, said.

 

The four-wheel drive involved in the crash about to be towed away.
The four-wheel drive involved in the crash about to be towed away.

Snr Const Rusten said the crash was still under investigation.

"We're not sure of the exact circumstances," he said.

"If any witnesses are out there we'd like to hear from them."

Two fire crews from Maryborough, an ambulance and Howard police were at the scene earlier today.



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