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Man airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue after tractor accident

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a private property roughly west of Bundaberg Saturday morning at 9:45am after reports of a tractor accident.

It's believed the middle aged farmer had been driving his tractor through stock yards when one of its wheels hit  a gate, which dislodged a 300kg log, hitting the driver in the back and head. 

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) was first on scene and treated the driver until the RACQ LifeFlight Intensive Care Doctor and QAS Paramedic assisted the local crew for a suspected spinal injury as well as injuries, to his head.

After being stabilised, he was airlifted to the Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

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.