Man in induced coma after being struck by tree on Gold Coast

UPDATE @ August 13, 6.30 AM | A MAN has spent the night in an induced coma in hospital after being struck by a tree on the Gold Coast.

The 50-year-old was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition on Monday, after the tree he was cutting at a home on Gilston Road in Gilston fell the wrong way, forcing him to fall and hit his head.

“The base of the tree has contacted his shoulder region which has forced him backwards onto the ground,” Queensland Ambulance Operations Supervisor Carmen Jensen said.


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The man was treated on scene by several emergency crews, including the high acuity response unit and a critical care paramedic, for a serious head injury.

He was then taken to hospital under lights and sirens, where he remains.

UPDATE @ 12.30 PM | A MAN is fighting for life after being struck by a tree on the Gold Coast.

The 50-year-old was cutting down the tree at a home on Gilston Road in Gilston just before 11.30am when it fell the wrong way.

“The base of the tree has contacted his shoulder region which has forced him backwards onto the ground,” Queensland Ambulance Operations Supervisor Carmen Jensen said.

Multiple emergency crews, including the high acuity response unit and a critical care paramedic, rushed to the scene where they treated the man for a serious head injury.

He’s since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

Ms Jensen said the man has been placed into an induced coma to assist with recovery.

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