RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts three motorbike riders in less than 24 hours

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted an injured motocross rider to hospital, from the South Burnett.

The rescue chopper flew to the motocross park just after 2pm Saturday (19th September).

It’s believed the man had been riding his bike around the track, when he attempted a jump and crashed when attempting to land.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) was first on scene, and treated the male rider, aged in his thirties, for suspected lower body and shoulder injuries.

Once the aeromedical team arrived, they stabilised the patient for his flight to hospital.

He was flown in a stable condition to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

This afternoon’s emergency retrieval is RACQ LifeFlight Rescue’s third tasking to a motorcycle accident in less than 24 hours.

Earlier today, the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted an injured man to hospital after he crashed his motorbike into a guardrail.

The impact of the crash, threw the man from his bike, where he then landed on the edge of a cliff, centimetres from a 10 metre fall.

The rescue chopper was sent to the Southern Downs region shortly before 11am (19th September), where the pilot was able to land the aircraft at a showgrounds nearby.

The QAS treated the man at the scene, then drove him to the waiting rescue chopper.

The man, aged in his thirties, had suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Last night, the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper retrieved a teenager from the South Burnett region.

The man had sustained multiple injuries after crashing his motorbike.

He was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.