Seriously injured driver airlifted from Gympie crash

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has just returned to base, after airlifting a seriously injured woman from a head-on crash this afternoon.

The chopper was called to the scene, in the Gympie region, just after midday.

It's believed the vehicle she was driving collided with a truck on the Wide Bay Highway.

The woman, aged in her 70s, suffered serious injuries to her chest and both legs.

LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor, Joakim Johansson, said it's lucky she wasn't killed.

"Her airbags were deployed and the vehicle was very heavily impacted," he said.

Emergency services were able to close the stretch of road, so the helicopter could land close to the patient.

She was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition, under the care of LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic.

2018 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,724 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