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More than $5000 raised for Bruce Hwy crash victim

LONG ROAD AHEAD: Nathan is recovering in hospital.
LONG ROAD AHEAD: Nathan is recovering in hospital. Contributed

UPDATE:

A GOFUNDME page set up for Bruce Highway crash victim Nathan Cooper has almost reached $5500.

The 21-year-old Sunshine Coast tradie was seriously injured when his ute rolled on September 16.

Mr Cooper had to be airlifted to hospital from the scene because of the severity of his injuries.

His brother, Joel Cooper, said his brother's condition had been improving.

"He's getting some movement in his toes and a bit in his right foot too, so some positive news at the moment," he said.

"He's having surgery on his pelvis at the start of next week and will then begin his rehabilitation process."

The Gofundme page was still short of its $25,000 goal.

To donate visit: https://www.gofundme.com/2pnsk6c.

EARLIER:

MORE than $1000 has been raised for the motorist who had to be airlifted from the Bruce Highway after a crash on Friday morning.

Nathan Cooper, 21, was travelling north on the Bruce Highway near Forest Glen when he crashed and his ute rolled several times.

He had to be airlifted from the crash scene to Princess Alexandra Hospital due to the severity of his injuries.

Family friend Anne Plant started the fundraising page to raise money for his medical bills and rehabilitation costs.

"I'm raising money for my beautiful friend Helen and her family," Ms Plant wrote.

"Her 21-year-old son Nathan left for work on Friday morning, September 16, and was in a serious car accident on the Bruce Highway in Queensland.

"Nathan was airlifted to the PA hospital from the scene.

"He suffered shattered ribs, pelvis and serious spinal injuries. He has already had surgery on his spine and has more surgeries to come. He has a very, very long road of rehab in front of him.

"In his brother Joel's words, 'Nath is trying to stay positive without knowing what the future holds for himself, but he is bloody tough and is a fighter and is lucky to be alive'."

To donate visit: https://www.gofundme.com/2pnsk6c.

Topics:  bruce highway, crash, fundraising, gofundme, injured, nathan cooper


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