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LifeFlight to the rescue amid motocross mayhem

The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has wrapped up a busy weekend for its aeromedical crews, transporting a 27 year old woman involved in a motocross mishap at a motocross park near Cooyar this afternoon - the third bike accident at a venue in just over 24 hours. 

It's believed the 27 year old was attempting a jump at the park, when she lost control and crashed her bike, resulting in her dislocating her right foot. 

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew worked alongside the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to treat the woman before flying her to Toowoomba Hospital. 

The woman was transported in a stable condition.

Earlier this afternoon a 14 year old girl, who had also crashed her bike, was airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter from Manar Park near Boondooma.

The teenage rider also lost control while she was riding her motorbike and sustained a possible spinal injury in the crash.

The 14 year old was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. 

Yesterday, the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew also airlifted a 29-year old man after he crashed his bike at a motocross park near Cooyar.

The 29 year old impaled his underarm, on the clutch lever, after crashing his motorbike.

Yesterday was a busy day for the Maroochydore-based aeromedical crew who also airlifted a patient injured in a motor vehicle accident.

A 22 year old man, who was involved in a two vehicle crash south west of Gympie yesterday, sustained a suspected spinal injury and was airlifted in a 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 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.