LifeFlight chopper crews respond to multiple crashes

LifeFlight helicopter crews have flown three people to hospital, after being called to respond to three separate motor vehicle incidents, in the space of six hours.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to back to back missions today (Sunday, 7th November).

The first, saw the rescue chopper crew called to a recreational racing track, north-west of Toowoomba, just before 10am.

It’s believed a man, who is aged in his 20s, was riding his motorcycle at the track when he attempted a jump and fell from his bike.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aeromedical team, along with local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, treated him for head and facial injuries, before he was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition.

Moments after returning to base, the same rescue chopper crew was called to a single-vehicle crash, south of Toowoomba.

The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue pilot was able to land on the road, at the scene, allowing the aeromedical team to quickly join local QAS paramedics, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) personnel and Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers in treating a female passenger, aged in her 50s.

It’s believed the car she was in, crashed into a tree.

She was flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition, suffering suspected spinal injuries.

The QG Air helicopter was also in attendance.

At the same time, the Roma LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter crew was called to assist a man involved in single-vehicle rollover, north-west of Toowoomba.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his 60s, was travelling in a car, when one of its tyres blew, causing the vehicle to crash.

The LifeFlight SGAS pilot landed the helicopter at a sporting field, where they were met by QAS paramedics, who had transported the patient from the scene.

The man was transferred to the helicopter, then flown to Toowoomba hospital in a stable condition, suffering suspected head injuries.