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Boy airlifted after colliding with brother

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 12-year-old boy after he collided with his brother while riding a trail bike on a private property near Kingaroy this morning.

The two brothers were both riding trail bikes when they collided head-on, causing suspected head and limb injuries to one of the brothers. 

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter met with Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics at the Kingaroy Hospital helipad to airlift the boy to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital.

He was airlifted in a stable condition and was accompanied by his mother.

The boy was wearing a helmet which helped to reduce the extent of his injuries.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was also in the North Burnett region this morning, airlifting a 28-year-old man who had fallen from his horse on a property outside Mundubbera.

He suffered suspected neck and spinal injuries and was flown to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition.

And in Toowoomba this morning, the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has also airlifted a 66-year-old woman after she suffered a fractured pelvis and broken wrist when a car pulled out in front of her motorbike this morning.

She was airlifted from Stanthorpe Hospital to the Princess Alexandra 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 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.

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https://www.lifeflight.org.au/page/support-us/