28 August, 2023

Choppers airlift two motorcyclists to hospital

The two Toowoomba-based LifeFlight helicopters have flown two people to hospital, after they were injured in separate motorcycle crashes on Sunday.

Choppers airlift two motorcyclists to hospital - feature photo

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew was called into action at approximately 12pm after a rider suffered critical injuries in an incident in the Somerset region.

It’s believed the motorbike he was riding veered off the side of a road and hit a concrete bollard. The man was thrown three metres down an embankment.

The pilot landed the aircraft near the incident, where the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic assisted in treating the patient, along with local QAS paramedics.

The patient suffered injuries to his legs and shoulder and was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

As the first helicopter was returning to base, the LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) chopper crew was tasked to the Lockyer Valley region, where a teenage boy had fallen off his motorcycle.

Local QAS paramedics treated him before transferring him to the rescue chopper, which had landed at a nearby oval.

The boy had sustained chest injuries and was accompanied by his mother when he was airlifted to the Queensland Children's Hospital.


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