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LifeFlight rescues woman from serious accident

A 71-year-old woman has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she was involved in a serious head-on collision on the Mt Lindesay Highway, just outside Beaudesert this morning.

The woman was driving across the Logan River Bridge when a car travelling in the opposite direction collided with her vehicle, leaving both drivers trapped in their cars.

Emergency Services were first on the scene, including Queensland Fire and Emergency Services who helped to free both drivers from the wreckage.

The elderly woman sustained serious multi-trauma injuries, including injuries to her chest and hips.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter – with a LifeFlight Critical Care doctor onboard - treated the woman at the accident scene before airlifting her to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

She was airlifted in a serious condition.

The second driver, a man in his 20s, was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics and driven by road ambulance to hospital  for further treatment.

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.lifeflightfoundation.org.au