Queensland woman in critical condition after accident with agricultural slasher

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A woman is fighting for her life with horrific injuries in an accident involving an agricultural slasher Queensland property.

The 61-year-old woman lost both her legs and an arm in the accident on a private property at Ballandean, in the Southern Downs, around midday on Thursday.

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She was flown to the hospital in a critical condition.

The woman had been riding a tractor which had the slasher attached when she was thrown from the vehicle in a crash.

The slasher then runs over her.

The woman’s condition is described as critical. Credit: 7NEWS

She was alone at the property at the time but was able to call emergency services for help despite her “life-threatening” injuries, Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman Stephen Johns said.

“She suffered significant multiple trauma to her limbs but was conscious and able to speak to paramedics who were able to stabilize the lady,” he told 7NEWS.

The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene. Credit: 7NEWS

“I’ve never seen or heard of anything like it. It’s just a miracle that she had the sense to get on that phone really quickly and get that help for her.

“Otherwise it would be an absolute tragedy here today.”

Doctors and a nurse from the local hospital helped paramedics treat the woman at the scene before she was flown to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.

A forensic accident investigation has been launched by Queensland Police.

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