Motocross rider airlifted after hitting a tree

The rescue chopper was sent to the scene, north west of Toowoomba, just after one o’clock this afternoon.

Once at the scene, the LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight Paramedic, worked alongside the local QAS crew to treat the male rider for lower limb injuries.

Due to the terrain, it took a combination of rescuers and bystanders to help carry the stretcher with the patient to a buggy, where he then was driven to the rescue helicopter.

Once stabilised, the male in his twenties was airlifted to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.