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Critically injured man airlifted after Bruce Hwy crash

A critically injured man has been airlifted by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter following a two car crash on the Bruce Highway this afternoon.

The Sunshine Coast based helicopter was tasked to the scene near Tiaro, approximately 60 kilometres north of Gympie, shortly before 2.30pm today.

The man aged in his 60s was the driver and sole occupant of one vehicle who suffered multiple injuries.
He was airlifted to CareFlight’s Sunshine Coast base and transferred by road to Nambour General Hospital.
 
He was in a critical condition.
 
Two occupants travelling in the second car were treated at the scene for limb injuries and transported by road to Hervey Bay Hospital.
 
Both were in a stable condition.
 
One in 10 of all RACQ CareFlight Rescue missions are to treat and airlift patients seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents.