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Man airlifted after hours trapped under crashed motorcycle

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital, after he was reportedly trapped under his crashed motorcycle for several hours.

It's believed he lost control and crashed the bike into shrubs, in the Western Downs region, overnight.

He told rescuers he became stuck in the bushes, pinned down by his motorcycle and couldn't reach his mobile phone.

After several hours, the man who is aged in his fifties, was finally able to reach the phone and ring 000 for help.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics treated him at the scene and transported him to Tara Sports Field, where he was met by the rescue helicopter and aeromedical crew, just after 6:30pm.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifted the man, who was suffering facial and back injuries, to Toowoomba Hospital.

EARLIER:
A motorcyclist, who was wearing an open-faced helmet, when he crashed his motorycle in the Western Downs region overnight has been airlifted by the Toowomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

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