RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts injured driver after crash

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man, after his car ran off a stretch of highway and crashed into trees, in the Gladstone region. 

It’s believed he was trapped in the wreckage until emergency services arrived.

The rescue helicopter was called into action around 11.45 last night (Saturday 30 January) and landed on the road, near the accident. 

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic worked with other paramedics at the scene, to treat the man’s injuries, before loading him into the helicopter.

The driver, aged in his 70s, was flown to Bundaberg Hospital, in a stable condition.