LifeFlight SGAS airlifts teenager after horse trample

The Roma-based LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter crew airlifted a teenage girl today after she fell from a horse during a polocrosse match.

It is believed the horse then trampled the teenager as she lay on the ground.

The crew were tasked to the incident at around 9am in the Western Downs region. 

Local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics transported the patient to a nearby airfield to meet the rescue chopper.

The LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic treated the patient for suspected spinal injuries.

She was flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

Tasked by Queensland Health, the LifeFlight SGAS helicopter and crew performed this mission as part of the SGAS partners’ commitment to providing community aeromedical coverage.