A Laidley woman was struck in the chest with a pole. Police are searching for this vehicle.
A Laidley woman was struck in the chest with a pole. Police are searching for this vehicle. Queensland Police Service

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.

 

A Laidley woman was struck in the chest with a pole. Police are searching for this vehicle.
A Laidley woman was struck in the chest with a pole. Police are searching for this vehicle. Queensland Police Service

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.