RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts seriously injured motocross rider

The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown a man to hospital, after he was seriously injured in a motocross accident.

The crew was called into action around 2 o’clock this afternoon.

They flew to the scene, north of the city of Mount Isa, where Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics were already treating the patient.

The chopper was called in because the terrain had been deemed too rough for the patient to travel by ambulance.

The man, aged in his 20s, was loaded into the helicopter and flown to Mount Isa Hospital.

He travelled in a serious but stable condition.