Two car collision requires two choppers
Both the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg based RACQ CareFlight helicopters were called to the scene of a two car collision on the Burnett Highway near Gaynda yesterday afternoon.
Two station wagons – one with a caravan under tow – collided at speed along a straight section of the highway around 3.30pm. Emergency services responded to the incident, with QFRS officers working to free two people trapped in one of the vehicles.
The front seat passenger, a 69 year old Brisbane woman was treated at the scene by the helicopter’s flight doctor and intensive care flight paramedics for abdominal injuries. She was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
The driver, a 68 year old Brisbane man suffered possible spinal injuries from the impact. He was stabilised before being flown to Bundaberg Base Hospital. He is in a stable condition.
The driver of the other car, a 50 year old Bundaberg local suffered chest, abdominal and possible spinal injuries. He was airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The highway remained closed for several hours.
*This rescue mission was completed when the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg services operated as AGL Action Rescue prior to the July 1 2013 merger with CareFlight Group Queensland.