Crash victim, 21, fights for life

A YOUNG man who crashed his car at Takura on Tuesday morning is fighting for his life in Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Shaun Little, 21, was driving down Torbanlea Road when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Hours later a passing motorist found him trapped in his car on the side of the road and called for help.

Firefighters freed Shaun from the wreck and he was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital.

At first his injuries were thought to be relatively minor but scans revealed he was bleeding into his brain and lungs.

He was airlifted to Brisbane where he remained in a critical condition last night.

Shaun grew up on the Fraser Coast and graduated from

the Hervey Bay Senior College in 2006.

His distraught fiancée Jessie, who is expecting their first baby in March, was yesterday too upset to speak.

Her mother, Terrie Home, said both her family and Shaun’s were praying for his recovery.

She said her daughter went into shock when she heard Shaun had been in an accident.

“We freaked out when we found out he was in ICU,” Ms Home said.

“I still am (freaked out) but my daughter is falling apart so I’m going to be strong for her.”

Yesterday afternoon Ms Home said the latest report from doctors was that they had stabilised the bleed in Shaun’s brain and were working on stopping the bleeding to his lungs.

Police are investigating whether alcohol played a part in the accident.



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