CareFlight called for double airlift post vehicle rollover

A mother and son were travelling with their family along a service road when they swerved to miss a kangaroo.

Initial medical assessment at the scene of the accident suggest the family are lucky to have escaped serious injury.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called in at 8.45am to airlift the mother and son.

They were flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

Both patients will undergo medical tests and scans as a precaution.

The other two occupants were uninjured in the crash.

This is the second motor vehicle accident involving a near-miss with a kangaroo in as many days.

Yesterday, the Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his 70s who crashed on the Bruce Highway north of Maryborough.

He suffered suspected head and arm injuries, and was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition.