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Big weekend of injuries prompts timely reminder

People making the most of Queensland’s recent spectacular weather are being urged to take care after RACQ CareFlight Rescue treated ten patients in just two days.

“The weekend was unusually busy, with some very serious injuries suffered while enjoying the warmer weather,” Chief Aircrewman Brian Guthrie said.

“We had everything from horse riding falls, dirt bike crashes and two serious off road crashes.”

A motorbike rider in his forties has serious injuries after his bike left David Low Way at a roundabout, plunging six metres down an embankment late Sunday night.

A neighbour heard the crash and dialled triple zero.

He was flown by RACQ CareFlight Rescue to the Royal Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Brisbane in a critical condition.

A man also in his forties has possible spinal injuries after his modified car rolled at Susan River on the Fraser Coast Sunday afternoon.

“He was taken to the Hervey Bay Hospital in a serious but stable condition,” Mr Guthrie said.

Earlier two Victorian men in a road buggy were airlifted from Goondiwindi after their vehicle rolled several times.

One, a 29 year old, has suspected spinal injuries.