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Four airlifted after separate motor vehicle accidents

RACQ LifeFlight has been kept busy after airlifting four patients from separate accidents over the weekend.

The first mission was to Ravensbourne north east of Toowoomba late Friday afternoon after a driver lost control of his vehicle and  crashed off the side of the road. The sole occupant, a male, was trapped in the station wagon before being freed by emergency services. 

The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed in a nearby paddock and the aeromedical crew assisted the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) in treating the man for multiple trauma injuries before airlifting him to the RBWH in a serious condition.

The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Bundaberg Hospital yesterday to airlift a male patient in his late fifties who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Friday.

He also had suffered multiple trauma injuries and was intubated for the flight to Princess Alexandra Hospital and travelled in a serious but stable condition.

The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Manar Park motocross park yesterday  to treat a male in his forties from Toowoomba who had lost control of his bike and suffered chest injuries.

He was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew almost 900km round trip to Gladstone to airlift a female in her mid thirties who had fallen from a ute and sustained facial injuries. She was airlifted to the RBWH in a serious but 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 that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au.