LifeFlight airlifts three from fatal crash

The Bruce Highway was closed in both directions, after several vehicles crashed just after 3pm. Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters were called to assist a number of patients. The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) was also in attendance.

The Brisbane-based helicopter transported two patients – a young teenage boy suffering internal, head and neck injuries, and a woman in her 60s suffering abdominal injuries – to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Both were in a serious but stable condition.

The Sunshine Coast-based helicopter transported a man in his 20s with abdominal injuries to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The crash was the second serious motor vehicle accident RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attended in less than five hours.

The Toowoomba-based helicopter was called to a head-on crash on the Burnett Highway this morning, near Kingaroy. An off-duty paramedic was one of the first on the scene. The QAS and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) were also called to assist.

A woman in her 50s suffered pelvis, back, neck and head injuries. She was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Over the Easter long weekend the Bundaberg and Sunshine Coast-based helicopters have also airlifted four people from Fraser Island, including a woman in her 50s who suffered a hand injury while attempting to use a four-wheel drive winch. She was transported to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.