Driver critically injured in hinterland rollover
The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a critically injured man to hospital, after a serious crash this afternoon.
The rescue chopper was called to the accident, south west of the Sunshine Coast, just before 3:30pm.
It's believed the patient, aged in his late 20s, had been driving a ute when it lost control and left the road, before rolling several times and coming to rest on its roof.
He suffered serious head and chest injuries.
Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) firefighters were on the scene when the aeromedical team arrived.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was able to land in a nearby paddock.
LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic stabilised the man before he was flown to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a critical condition.
2018 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,724 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
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