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Four patients airlifted by Toowoomba crews

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man aged in his 30s following a single vehicle accident south-west of Toowoomba this morning.

The man was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in a critical condition with head, neck, and pelvis injuries after his vehicle collided with a tree.

A second man was also airlifted from the scene in a stable condition and was taken to Toowoomba Hospital.

The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter also airlifted a 75 year old man from Kingaroy to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition last night after he was injured in a farming accident involving a tractor.

The man sustained an arm injury, including lacerations to his right arm and leg. Local police and Queensland Ambulance Service personnel helped to illuminate a landing area for the helicopter with their vehicle headlights.

It has been a busy start to the weekend for the Toowoomba crews who have also airlifted another two patients so far - one from Goondiwindi and one from Dalby - with both being taken to Toowoomba Hospital.

Other LifeFlight aeromedical crews around the state have also been busy, with five other patients being airlifted so far this weekend.

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 funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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