The man being transported to Toowoomba hospital by the RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter on Saturday.
The man being transported to Toowoomba hospital by the RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter on Saturday. Contributed

Truck driver bitten by brown snake

A 42-YEAR-old man is lucky to be alive after being bitten by a brown snake at Pittsworth.

Emergency services were notified of the incident shortly after 3.30pm.

The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to a truck stop along the Gore Hwy just outside of Pittsworth to airlift the man to Toowoomba hospital

The truck driver who was travelling between Brisbane and Perth stopped at a truck stop, as he stepped out of his vehicle he was bitten on the right ankle by what he believed to be a Brown snake.

The Eastern brown snake is considered one of the most deadly snakes in the world.


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