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Fatigue causes car and truck collision

Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters were called to the scene of a car and truck accident on Maryborough Biggenden Road around 8 this morning.

It's believed the driver of the sedan had been driving north for over four hours when fatigue caused the vehicle to drift across the road into an oncoming truck.

The Sunshine Coast- and Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters were both tasked to the scene within 20 minutes of each other.

The car driver, a man in his 60s, and teenage front seat passenger both sustained serious injuries and were airlifted to hospitals at the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane respectively, in serious but stable conditions.

The truck driver and two back seat passengers of the car sustained minor injuries and were assessed and cleared by paramedics at the scene.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter completed another primary mission late last night, airlifting a six-year-old who had fallen 20 metres on a private property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

The girl sustained multiple injuries was transported to Brisbane in a stable condition.

2017 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,344 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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