Aeromedical team treats two patients after consecutive motorbike accidents

An RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aeromedical crew has treated two patients, injured in separate motorbike accidents, on the same property, north-west of the Sunshine Coast this afternoon. (Sat 6th June).

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor, along with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic and local QAS paramedics, had treated the first patient and was loading him into the helicopter, when a second motorbike rider also crashed nearby.

The original patient had already been stabilised for the flight in the Sunshine Coast-based chopper, so the doctor was able to start treating the second patient, while a QGAir helicopter flew to the scene.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter then airlifted the first patient, a man aged in his 40s, to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

He was transported in a serious but stable condition, with chest injuries.