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RACQ CareFlight Rescue airlifts injured motorcyclist

A motorcyclist has been airlifted by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter service with multiple injuries after crashing into thick undergrowth at Mt Glorious this morning.

The CareFlight Specialist medical team was tasked at 10:30 this morning.

The rider, in his 60s, had left the road, crashing into undergrowth.

The patient has multiple limb injuries and travelled in a stable condition to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

He’s the fourth motorcyclist to be airlifted by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue team in four days.

On Monday afternoon the Gold Coast crew airlifted a 29 year old motocross rider with suspected spinal injuries after he fell from his bike near Boonah.

While on Sunday two people were airlifted.

A 55 year old Moreton Bay woman sustained critical injuries when she veered off the road, hit a guard rail and plunged down a 20-metre embankment on a stretch of road near Conondale in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Earlier a man in his 20s received suspected spinal injuries when he lost control of his motorbike on the beach at Noosa North Shore and was subsequently thrown over the handlebars.
CareFlight is urging motorcyclists to take care.

“We see a lot of very serious head, chest and pelvic injuries in the crashes our team’s respond to,” CareFlight’s Chief Medical Officer Doctor Allan MacKillop said.

“Typically rural and highway crashes are at speed and the results can be devastating to the body.

“I urge anyone taking to the road or dirt track on a motorbike to wear the appropriate clothing and always wear a helmet.”

One in ten of every mission RACQ CareFlight flies is to help someone seriously hurt in a motor vehicle crash.

So far eight motorcyclists have dies on Queensland roads this year.