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Driver airlifted after truck rollover west of Gympie

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked just after midnight to a truck roll over west of Gympie.

The aeromedical crew landed on the road close to the scene.

The helicopter's medical team, consisting of a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Critical Care Paramedic and LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor, assisted local emergency services at scene to free the trapped driver.

The driver was trapped for around  two hours, before being airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 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