'There was lots of blood': Man recalls woman's stair fall
UPDATE: A man has described the harrowing moment he watched a woman fall down a flight of stairs, leaving her with critical head injuries in hospital.
Aaron Gamble and two workmates were painting the Oakey railway station when just after 4pm Tuesday, he saw the woman fall from the top of a pedestrian overpass and hit her head.
Mr Gamble said he was about 40m from the woman and heard the sound of the woman hitting the landing, about 10 steps down from the top.
"She tripped and cleared 10 steps, and landed straight on her head," Mr Gamble said.
"I heard it from the train station, about 40m away. It was the crack of her skull."
The three men were the first on scene, with Mr Gamble the first to see the woman.
Another of the men ran back to a parked work vehicle and grabbed a first aid kit to try and stop the bleeding.
"She looked like she was barely breathing, she was taking about two breaths every 60 seconds," Mr Gamble said.
"There was lots of blood.
"One of the other boys grabbed a first aid kit, we put her on her side and tilted her head, covered the wound with some gauze and waited for the paramedics."
He dialled 000 at 4.05pm, and the first Queensland Ambulance crew arrived at the scene near the corner of Bridge and Campbell Sts at 4.11pm, he said.
"We were just thankful she was still breathing when the paramedics arrived," he said.
"I'll never forget what her head looked like."
Mr Gamble said he and his workmates were still shocked at the scene which confronted them, but wished the woman a full recovery.
"Nobody else walks along that bridge," he said.
"We were about 40m away but the sound of it, it was like we were right beside it.
"If you didn't hear the crack you wouldn't have known anything had happened."
Mr Gamble said he just happened to be standing and facing the overpass talking to his workmates when he saw the woman fall, a chance circumstance that meant he was able to help her within seconds of the incident.
"It's still so fresh in our minds," he said.
Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.
EARLIER 8.20AM: A woman who suffered significant head injuries falling down stairs of a pedestrian overpass was last night fighting for life in hospital.
The woman was found with a serious head injury at the railway bridge overpass at the corner of Bridge and Campbell Sts in Oakey late yesterday afternoon.
Paramedics received a 000 call sometime after 4pm the woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, was critically injured.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said a helicopter was initially tasked to Oakey to airlift the woman to hospital but it was stood down.
The spokeswoman said the woman was able to be stabilised in Oakey enough to transport her to Toowoomba Hospital by road.
She was transported in a critical condition.
Oakey police were alerted to the incident about 8pm but there is no official police report on file.
It is unclear if there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman's fall and injuries.