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Woman airlifted after single vehicle crash at Fraser Island

A female passenger injured in a single motor vehicle accident on Fraser Island this afternoon has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

CareFlight’s Bundaberg-based helicopter was called in just before 2pm today, landing at the Happy Valley Ambulance Station within 15 minutes to treat the 21-year-old woman for a suspected spinal injury.

Her injury was sustained when the vehicle hit a water culvert on the beach.

A QAS Flight Paramedic on board CareFlight’s helicopter treated and stabilised the patient before airlifting her to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

Bundaberg is one of four RACQ CareFlight Rescue bases servicing Queensland.

In the Wide Bay-Burnett region alone, CareFlight’s community helicopter service attended 432 missions last year, which accounts for 31 per cent of the not-for-profit organisation’s total missions.