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RACQ CareFlight airlifts cyclist struck by truck

RACQ Careflight Rescue has come to the aid of a 48 year-old male cyclist from Warnambool, Victoria who was struck by a truck in Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland early this morning.

The cyclist, who was holidaying in the area, was treated at the scene for chest injuries by Queensland Ambulance staff after hitting the windscreen of a 3.5 tonne truck near the corner of Beckmans and Cooroy-Noosa roads.

He was airlifted to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has four community helicopter bases servicing Queensland, stretching from the Gold Coast to Bundaberg and west to Toowoomba.

One in ten of all RACQ CareFlight Rescue missions are to treat and airlift patients seriously injured in road accidents.