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Two people airlifted after separate accidents

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has already airlifted two people after motor vehicle accidents since Friday evening.

A woman in her early fifties fell from a ute on North Stradbroke Island late Friday afternoon suffering head injuries. The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) initially treated her and then requested the patient to be airlifted to Brisbane. 

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a small town 35 km's west of the Sunshine Coast after a male suffered lower limb injuries after rolling his vehicle at low-speed landing in a culvert.

The local QAS crew transported him to a nearby oval where the rescue helicopter was waiting to airlift him the Sunshine Coast University 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 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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