Emus cause double motorbike crash
The Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has flown to the scene of a serious double motorcycle accident on the Landsborough Highway near Morven, 180km west of Roma.
The two motorcycles crashed after colliding with emus on the road.
The Roma-based helicopter landed at 1:20pm to treat and transport one male motorcycle rider from the scene to Roma Airport, where he was then driven by ambulance to the Roma Base Hospital.
He suffered a fractured ankle and suspected internal injuries and travelled in a stable condition.
The female rider of the second motorcycle was transported by road to Charleville Hospital.
Crews were on scene stabilising the patient’s for almost two hours prior to transportation.
The Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service began flying in April 2011, to minimise impacts on community medical services in Queensland’s far south west. The service donates the aircraft to the community and has airlifted nearly 150 seriously ill or injured residents in that time.