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LifeFlight attends back-to-back motor vehicle accidents

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have attended two serious motor vehicle accidents today, following the collision of a timber prime mover truck and a ute north-west of Kingaroy, and a single vehicle rollover near Monto.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his early 60s after he suffered serious suspected head, neck and limb injuries after his small ute collided with a large timber truck on Wondai Road at Durong earlier this afternoon.

The truck driver escaped the accident with minor injuries, despite the roof of his truck being ripped open by trees. 

Witnesses had to drive more than six kilometres to a farmhouse and use a landline to alert emergency services due to the remote location of the accident.

The driver of the ute was airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to the Princess Alexander Hospital in Brisbane in a serious condition.
 

Earlier today, the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter attended a motor vehicle, airlifting a man in his mid-60s after he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover near Mulgilbie, 20km south of Monto.

The man sustained suspected head injuries when his vehicle rolled on the Burnett Highway earlier this morning.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the accident scene just after 11am. They stabilised the patient with the assistance of Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) personnel. 

The man was airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Today’s accidents follow an announcement from the North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) of continued funding for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, donating a $10,000 fuel card to the rescue service.

NBRC have been long-time supporters of the charity organisation, contributing more than $50,000 worth of funding over five years of loyal support.  

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

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