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Four injured patients airlifted by CareFlight in seven hours

It has been an extremely busy night for the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter service, with four injured patients airlifted between hospitals in just seven hours.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew completed three of the inter-hospital transfers overnight, while the Bundaberg crew flew to the aid of one patient.

A man in his 30s who was injured in a car and motorcycle collision was the first patient to be airlifted.

He sustained a suspected fractured right leg in the crash.

CareFlight’s Toowoomba helicopter was tasked from the Clive Berghofer CareFlight Centre shortly before 6pm last night for the hospital transfer.

The injured man was transferred from Goondiwindi Hospital to Toowoomba Hospital.

A teenage boy suffering a suspected spinal injury was airlifted from Gayndah Hospital by the Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter.

The boy sustained the injury after falling from a motorbike.

He was flown to Bundaberg Base Hospital for further assessment in a stable condition.

The Toowoomba crew responded to a second patient transfer at 10pm, airlifting a boy who suffered suspected facial injuries in an earlier scooter accident.

The child was flown from Jandowae Hospital to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

Shortly after 1am the Toowoomba helicopter was called out to Toowoomba Hospital to transfer a 25-year-old patient who sustained a suspected head injury following a motor vehicle accident.

The patient was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue crews performed 874 inter-hospital transfers in the 2014-2015 financial year.