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CareFlight tasked to scene of two emergencies overnight

RACQ CareFlight Rescue crews were tasked to assist patients injured in two serious accidents late on Tuesday afternoon.

The not-for-profit rescue service was called in to assist a patient involved in a serious fall before receiving a second tasking to the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Shortly after 5pm, the Sunshine Coast-based rescue helicopter was tasked to the Gympie region where a 45-year-old woman had fallen from a horse.

The woman was treated at the scene of the accident by Queensland Ambulance Service officers for critical head and chest injuries.

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter then airlifted the injured woman to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for further treatment.  

She travelled in a serious but stable condition.

Meanwhile, the Toowoomba-based rescue helicopter was called on to assist at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at Stalworth, located in the South Burnett region at approximately 6pm.

The rescue crew assisted a man aged in his 70s who suffered suspected neck injuries as a result of a truck rollover.

The patient was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

The two patients were amongst a total of seven people airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue crews across the service’s fleet on Tuesday.

Earlier in the afternoon, the rescue service airlifted a two-year-old girl from a property south of Meandarra after she fell from a window.

The young patient was flown to Toowoomba Hospital for treatment of possible head injuries.

She travelled in a stable condition with her mother at her side.