Teen hurt in New England Hwy crash crawls 40m for help
A WARWICK teen is fighting for his life after crashing his ute on the New England Hwy in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Nathan Sutton is on life support with severe injuries to his arms, legs, face, chest and abdomen after his vehicle left the road and hit a concrete barrier near the Eight Mile intersection about 1am.
The 17-year-old had reportedly escaped from the vehicle and crawled about 40m uphill in dense fog and lay on the side of the road until a truck driver stopped to help him.
The sole occupant of the vehicle, he was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane by the Toowoomba Careflight team, where he has undergone extensive surgery for his injuries.
He is now in a stable condition.
The crash is the eleventh on Southern Downs roads in the past fortnight and the third on the New England Hwy.
Warwick police said the early-morning crash was being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit.
Though the cause of the crash is yet to be determined, police urged motorists of the need to drive with more attention and care for the road conditions and ensure they are rested prior to starting a journey.