Driver seriously injured in single-car smash

An elderly man was flown to hospital with serious injuries, after the car he was driving careered down an embankment and into a tree south-west of Toowoomba.

The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the corner of Karara and Clifton Leyburn Roads at Ellangowan, where the single-vehicle crash occurred at around 7am on Tuesday morning.

The male victim sustained serious injuries in the smash and was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital for further treatment.