A wedding dress designer lost both of her legs and an arm after she was run over by a tractor-killer on Thursday.
Claire was on her property alone when the incident happened. She was able to call for help despite the pain.
The incident happened at Ms. McKenzie’s property in Ballandean, which is in Queensland’s Granite Belt region.
She had bought the tractor and a slasher to maintain her property during the bushfire season. Despite her injuries, Ms. McKenzie was still able to call for help.
A rescue helicopter was dispatched by the Queensland Ambulance Service to attend to the incident. The woman was then airlifted to a hospital in Brisbane.
According to reports, she was delivered to the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s roof using a helicopter. QAS’ Stephen Jones said he had never seen or heard of anything like this happening before.
Despite suffering multiple injuries, the woman was still able to talk to paramedics. According to Stephen Jones, it was a miracle that she was still able to call for help. It would have been an absolute tragedy if she didn’t have the necessary sense to call for help.
According to a resident of Ballandean, the community was shocked by the incident. The woman, who was not named, was described as a quiet individual who was passionate about nature.
She had reportedly bought a tractor and a slasher to keep her property fire-resistant. The neighbor also said that she had been maintaining her gardens and farming.
In 2019, the community of Ballandean was evacuated as bushfires threatened to engulf it.
It has a population of less than 200 and is located south of Stanthorpe on the NSW border.