LifeFlight rescue choppers respond to multiple motorbike crashes

A primary school-aged child was one of three people airlifted to hospital by LifeFlight rescue helicopters, following a series of motorcycle accidents, over the weekend.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was sent to a Scenic Rim private property at around 2.15pm this afternoon (Sun 6th June).

A young boy had suffered a suspected broken leg, after crashing, while riding a dirt bike.

A quick-thinking man on the scene, hastily mowed the long grass, to create a safe landing space for the chopper, close to the accident scene.

The boy was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital, in a stable condition.

The Toowoomba crew responded to the child’s accident, directly from the rooftop helipad at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where they had just completed transferring a patient, who had been injured in a motocross accident.

The man, who is aged in his twenties, had been riding at a Southern Downs track late this morning (Sun 6th June), when he was reportedly flung over the handlebars of his bike.

He also suffered a suspected broken leg.

The back to back RACQ LifeFlight Rescue missions came after the Roma-based LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter airlifted an injured motorbike rider to Toowoomba Hospital on Saturday. (5th June)

The man, who is aged in his thirties, suffered multiple injuries when he crashed his bike while mustering, on a private property in the Maranoa region