LifeFlight rescues man from quad bike accident
The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man after he was involved in a quad bike accident near Bidwell, approximately 12 kilometres south-west of Maryborough yesterday afternoon.
The 47-year-old man was riding his quad bike on an off-road track when he collided with a tree and was thrown from his bike.
The man suffered a fractured leg and other injuries in the accident.
He was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics before being airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
The mission was the fifth in three days for the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, including four primary missions where patients were airlifted from the scene of accidents and one inter-hospital transfer.
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.
That included a record year for the Bundaberg base in 2016-17, flying 265 lifesaving missions, costing $3.3 million.
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