LifeFlight chopper crew airlifts injured horse rider to hospital

The Toowoomba-based LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter crew has airlifted a man to hospital overnight, following a horse riding incident in the Western Downs region.

It is believed the man was lying alone and injured for several hours, before he was found by his wife, who called emergency services.

The man, who is aged in his late 50s, was riding a horse on a private property yesterday afternoon (Mon 4th) when he fell from the animal.

The horse then rolled on top of him, causing the rider to suffer a dislocated elbow and internal injuries.

The LifeFlight SGAS helicopter crew was tasked to the scene, around 8pm.

The aeromedical crew, alongside local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, treated the patient for his injuries, before loading him into the chopper.

He was flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.