The first mission was to Ravensbourne north east of Toowoomba late Friday afternoon after a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed off the side of the road. The sole occupant, a male, was trapped in the station wagon before being freed by emergency services.
The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed in a nearby paddock and the aeromedical crew assisted the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) in treating the man for multiple trauma injuries before airlifting him to the RBWH in a serious condition.
The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Bundaberg Hospital yesterday to airlift a male patient in his late fifties who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Friday.
He also had suffered multiple trauma injuries and was intubated for the flight to Princess Alexandra Hospital and travelled in a serious but stable condition.
The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Manar Park motocross park yesterday to treat a male in his forties from Toowoomba who had lost control of his bike and suffered chest injuries.
He was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew almost 900km round trip to Gladstone to airlift a female in her mid thirties who had fallen from a ute and sustained facial injuries. She was airlifted to the RBWH in a serious but stable condition.
2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 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.
To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au.