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Woman airlifted from fatal crash

An elderly woman has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter from a fatal single-vehicle accident on Esk/Hampton Road earlier today.

The male passenger she was travelling with was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is believed the car hit a tree. 

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) personnel freed the woman from the vehicle and treated her at the scene for multi-trauma injuries.

QAS paramedics then drove the woman six kilometres west to an open paddock where the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter could land. 

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter - with a LifeFlight Critical Care doctor onboard- spent more than an hour at the scene, stabilising the patient before flying her to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper has also had a busy day, airlifting two young boys from Cherbourg Hospital.

A boy, aged 6, was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane after a metal door on an animal enclosure flung open and struck him in the eye.

A two-year-old boy was airlifted to Toowoomba Base Hospital with a respiratory condition. He was in a stable condition.

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