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Choppers fly to two truck crashes in one morning

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the scene of two separate truck crashes this morning.

The Sunshine Coast crew was tasked to the scene of a motor vehicle accident at Toolara State Forest near Tin Can Bay.

A male in his 30s from Maryborough was driving a logging truck through the state forest when he crashed and rolled the vehicle.

The man was ejected from the truck in the incident suffering multi-trauma injuries including suspected spinal and chest injuries.

After being treated by CareFlight’s medical team on scene, the patient was flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

Earlier in the morning, the Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to the scene of a motor vehicle crash on the Mount Perry Highway near Gin Gin where a car collided with a truck.

The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, suffered some suspected shoulder injuries. The helicopter landed on a stretch of road a few hundred metres from the scene.

It was determined the patient was stable enough to be transported by road ambulance so the CareFlight crew returned to base just after 9am.