RACQ LifeFlight Rescue called to third cattle incident this week

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted an injured motorcyclist to hospital, after he collided with a cow, west of Monto, this afternoon (Thursday 15 April).

It’s believed he was trail bike riding on a dirt road, when a herd of cattle ran across in front of him.

The chopper was tasked to the scene, west of Bundaberg, just before 4pm.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic worked with other QAS paramedics to treat the man, aged in his 60s, before he was loaded into the helicopter.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) personnel were also at the scene.

The rider was flown to Bundaberg Hospital, in a stable condition, with multiple injuries.

It’s the third cattle-related accident RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have been called to, since Monday.

The Bundaberg crew went to the aid of an another man aged in his 60s this morning, who was struck by a gate while herding cattle, in the Gladstone region.

Earlier in the week, the Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew flew an injured man to hospital, after he was trapped up against a fence by a bull.