07:45 am, Monday 27 September, 2010
A 70-year-old man has sustained serious burns to his body in a bobcat explosion at Lawton on Friday.
It is believed the man’s bobcat caught on fire and exploded after it leaked fuel, a police spokesperson said.
Paramedics responded to the scene and performed first aid on the elderly man. He was later taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital to treat the serious burns to 30 per cent of his body.
Firefighters who went to the accident site were able to control the fire caused by the bobcat blast.