Seriously injured motorbike rider airlifted after crash

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a motocross rider to hospital, after he was injured in a crash, in the South Burnett region.

The rescue chopper flew to the scene, just after 3:30pm today (2nd Oct).

It’s believed the male patient, aged in his 30s, had been riding a motorbike, when he lost control and crashed into a tree.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic worked with local QAS paramedics, at the scene, to treat the man for multiple injuries.

He was stabilised and airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

It was the second motorbike crash RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews were called to today.

Earlier in the afternoon, a woman was airlifted to hospital, after crashing her motorbike, in the Gladstone region.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to the scene just after 3:15pm.

A QAS Flight Paramedic worked alongside local QAS officers, to treat the rider, aged in her thirties, for head injures.

She was airlifted to the Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.