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Motorist airlifted after morning mishap

A man has been airlifted by the Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he lost control of his ute and smashed into the side of a house near Beaudesert this morning.

The 54 year old, from New South Wales, was travelling along the Mount Lindesay Highway around 8am when the incident occurred. 

First responders from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) along with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) were first on the scene and worked to free the man who was trapped in the vehicle for almost an hour. 

The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew - with a LifeFlight Critical Care doctor on board - helped to treat the man at the scene for suspected head, neck and pelvic injuries.

The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter then airlifted the man to the Princess Alexandra Hospital 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.

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

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
https://www.lifeflight.org.au/page/support-us/