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66-year old female trapped in motor vehicle

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 66-year old female with serious leg injuries and lacerations after a motor vehicle accident on the D'Aguilar Highway.

The woman was driving in her vehicle along the D'Aguilar Highway when she lost control, veered off the road and collided with a tree. The woman was trapped in the vehicle for an hour while the Queensland Fire and Emergency Crew and Queensland Police Service worked together to cut her from the wreckage.

Once pulled from the vehicle the patient was treated by LifeFlight's critical care doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics for lower leg injuries and severe lacerations.

The woman was taken to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.  

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au