Police seek truckie after driver impaled by metal rod
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was impaled by a metal rod while travelling on the Warrego Hwy towards Oakey.
The woman, from Laidley Heights, was travelling on the Warrego Hwy about 3.15pm, February 25, when a metal rod approximately 50 centimetres in length bounced off the road and came through her windscreen.
The rod pierced the woman's chest before she pulled over to call for help.
Initially the 60-year-old received blood transfusions at Toowoomba Hospital before she was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in a critical condition.
She has since been released and is recovering from her injuries.
Police found a number of metal rods at the scene of the incident and more debris further east indicating they may have fallen from another vehicle.
Police have identified a white FZ Isuzu truck with a custom fitted tray (pictured) and they would like to speak with the driver as they believe the driver may be able to assist with enquiries.