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Four people airlifted in separate vehicle accidents Mount Isa

The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter performed back to back missions involving victims injured in road accidents this afternoon.

Just before 3:30pm today (Sunday) the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to their second vehicle accident of the day. The location was approximately 250 kilometres north of Mount Isa.

Once on scene the rescue helicopter's Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic assisted the local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) crew in treating three patients.

One female patient in her twenties had suffered facial injuries and a broken arm. The other two occupants received minor injuries. All patients were airlifted to the Mount Isa Hospital for further treatment.

Earlier, the same crew responded to a single vehicle truck rollover, roughly 100 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed on the road, where all local emergency services attended and assisted in removing the trapped driver from the cabin.

The LifeFlight QAS paramedic worked with local QAS ground crews to treat the male truck driver for suspected chest and collar bone injuries. He was airlifted to the Mount Isa 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

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www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au