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Teenage boy airlifted from serious multi-casualty crash

A teenage boy has been flown by rescue helicopter to hospital, following a serious single-vehicle rollover, at Tamborine Mountain this morning.

He was travelling with five other teenage males when their car overturned, causing multiple injuries to all the vehicle's occupants.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics were first at the scene and helped free two of the boys, who were trapped in the car.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed at a nearby school oval, just after 7:30am.

QAS transported the most critically injured patient by road, to the waiting helicopter.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifted him to the Queensland Children's Hospital.

QAS treated and transported the other patients involved in the crash.

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