TRAMPLED BY CATTLE: Elderly man drives for help

A man was airlifted to the Princess Alexander Hospital with serious upper body injuries. Picture: Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

A man who drove himself to get help after being trampled by his own cattle has been airlifted to hospital.

The man, in his 70s, had been tagging cattle on his private property in the South Burnett on Monday, 13 September.

An animal knocked him to the ground and reportedly stomped on him repeatedly for several minutes.

The man managed to exit the cattle yard and drive himself to a nearby farmhouse, where his wife called emergency services.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics initially treated the patient for serious upper body injuries before transporting him to a nearby hospital to meet the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

The patient was then flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, in a serious but stable condition, under the care of the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care doctor.