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4WD hits boy on bicycle at Rainbow Beach

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has attended a serious motor vehicle accident at Rainbow Beach after a four wheel drive hit a 13-year-old boy on his bicycle earlier this morning.

The boy suffered serious multi-trauma injuries - including possible spinal injuries - and was treated at the scene by a LifeFlight Critical Care doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) flight paramedic.

The boy was flown by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in a critical condition. 

It was the second time the boy had been airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue after he had a skateboarding accident two years ago.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.

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