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Fog a possible factor in morning car crash at Somerset Dam

RACQ LifeFlight aeromedical crews have attended three serious motor vehicles accidents in less than 24 hours in South East Queensland so far this weekend.

Heavy fog may have been a contributing factor in one of the accidents - an early morning single vehicle accident today at Somerset Dam attended by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew.

The vehicle was traveling along the Wivenhoe - Somerset Road when the two occupants came to a T-intersection and hit an embankment. There was fog in the area at the time and police are investigating whether that was a cause for the crash.

Emergency services attended and the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at the scene around 7am. The Critical Care Doctor and Flight Intensive Care Paramedic treated two teenage female patients for multiple trauma injuries received in the accident.

Both were flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Also on Saturday morning, a male in his mid-20s suffered serious injuries after a single vehicle four wheel drive accident 30 km south of Bundaberg.

The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene and treated two patients. 

Emergency services helped free the passenger who had suffered head injuries and multiple fractures in the accident.

The Flight Intensive Care Paramedic along with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic treated the patient and stabilised him for the flight to the Bundaberg Hospital where he travelled in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported by road to the Bundaberg Hospital

Late on Friday afternoon the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to another motor vehicle accident on the New England Highway 35 km south of Toowoomba near the town of Nobby.

The Rescue helicopter landed at the scene of the accident where emergency services were attempting to free the driver who was trapped in the overturned vehicle.

The rescue helicopter's aeromedical crew treated the patient for head and neck injuries. He was transported to Toowoomba Hospital where the patient was handed over in a stable condition.

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